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- (transitive) To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
- 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
- Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
- (transitive, logic) To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
- (transitive, linguistics) To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
- (transitive, chemistry) To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
- (intransitive) To originate or stem (from).
- her excellent organisation skills derive from her time as a secretary in the army
- To turn the course of (water, etc.); to divert and distribute into subordinate channels.
obtain (something) from something else
deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning
find the derivation of (a word or phrase)
create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction
- derive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- derive in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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