What does derivation mean?
Definitions for derivation
ˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃənderiva·tion
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the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
"he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"
deriving, derivation, etymologizingnoun
(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
(descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation
"`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"
ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationnoun
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.
The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root.
The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
That from which a thing is derived.
That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.
A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: derivatio, Latin.
When it began to swell, it would every way discharge itself by any descents or declivities of the ground; and these issues and derivations being once made, and supplied with new waters pushing them forwards, would continue their course ’till they arrived at the sea, just as other rivers do. Burnet.
Your lordship here seems to dislike my taking notice, that the derivation of the word substance favours the idea we have of it; and your lordship tells me, that very little weight is to be laid on it, on a bare grammatical etymology. John Locke.
As touching traditional communication, and tradition of those truths that I call connatural and engraven, I do not doubt but many of those truths have had the help of that derivation. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
Derivation differs from revulsion only in the measure of the distance, and the force of the medicines used: if we draw it to some very remote, or, it may be, contrary part, we call that revulsion; if only to some neighbouring place, and by gentle means, we call it derivation. Richard Wiseman, on Tumours.
a leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source
the act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence
the act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root
the state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted
that from which a thing is derived
that which is derived; a derivative; a deduction
the operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration
a drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process
Etymology: [L. derivatio: cf. F. drivation. See Derive.]
In linguistics, derivation is the process of forming a new word on the basis of an existing word, e.g. happiness and unhappy from happy, or determination from determine. It often involves the addition of a morpheme in the form of an affix, such as -ness, un- and -ation in the preceding examples. Derivation stands in contrast to the process of inflection, which means the formation of grammatical variants of the same word, as with determine/determines/determining/determined.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In artillery, the constant deflection of a rifled projectile. (See DEFLECTION.)
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(Fr.). Drift of rifle projectiles. See Projectiles.
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The numerical value of derivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of derivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of derivation in a Sentence
The constant derivation of new products seem to contribute a lot (to sales).
I disagree with the derivation of some of the numbers. I don't think they accurately predicted human behavior.
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- деривация, диференциране, етимология, извежданеBulgarian
- derivace, odvozeníCzech
- derivație, derivareRomanian
- avledning, härledning, deriveringSwedish
- nguồn gốcVietnamese
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