derived

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈɹaɪvd/
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Adjective[edit]

derived (not comparable)

  1. (systematics) Of, or pertaining to, conditions unique to the descendant species of a clade, and not found in earlier ancestral species.
  2. (comparable, archaic, taxonomy) Possessing features believed to be more advanced or improved than those other organisms.
  3. A product of derivation
    The French language is derived from Latin.

Usage notes[edit]

Modern systematics proscribes use of derived to mean "advanced", preferring to use derived to simply mean "changed from the ancestral state" without an evaluation of quality.

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Verb[edit]

derived

  1. simple past tense and past participle of derive