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See also: Derivation and dérivation
From Middle English derivacioun, borrowed from Middle French dérivation, from Latin dērīvātiō, dērīvātiōnem. Morphologically derive + -ation
derivation (countable and uncountable, plural derivations)
- 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.
- (genealogy, linguistics) The act of tracing origin or descent.
- the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root
- (grammar) Forming a new word by changing the base of another word or by adding affixes to it.
- 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.
- (mathematics) The operation of deducing one function from another according to a fixed definition, referred to as derivation or differentiation; this is the inverse operation to integration.
- (medicine) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
leading or drawing off of water
act of receiving anything from a source
act of tracing origin or descent
forming a new word by changing the base of another word or by adding affixes to it
state or method of being derived
that from which sthg is derived
that which is derived
math: operation of deducing
medicine: drawing of humors or fluids
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- “derivation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- derivation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
derivation c (singular definite derivationen, plural indefinite derivationer)
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