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derive

See also: derivé and dérivé

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English deriven, from Old French deriver, from Latin derivare (to lead, turn, or draw off (a liquid), draw off, derive), from de (away) + rivus (a stream); see rival.

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derive (third-person singular simple present derives, present participle deriving, simple past and past participle derived)

  1. (transitive) To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
    • 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, 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.
  2. (transitive, logic) To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
  3. (transitive, linguistics) To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
  4. (transitive, chemistry) To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
  5. (intransitive) To originate or stem (from).
    • 2012 January 1, Robert M. Pringle, “How to Be Manipulative”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 31: 
      As in much of biology, the most satisfying truths in ecology derive from manipulative experimentation. Tinker with nature and quantify how it responds.
  6. To turn the course of (water, etc.); to divert and distribute into subordinate channels.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      For fear it [water] choke up the pits [] they [the workman] derive it by other drains.

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derive

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of derivar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of derivar

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derive f pl

  1. plural form of deriva

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derive

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of derivar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of derivar
  3. first-person singular imperative of derivar
  4. third-person singular imperative of derivar

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derive

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of derivar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of derivar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of derivar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of derivar.