derivation

See also: dérivation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English derivacioun, borrowed from Middle French dérivation, from Latin dērīvātiō, dērīvātiōnem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdɛ.ɹɪˈveɪ.ʃ(ə)n/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

derivation (countable and uncountable, plural derivations)

  1. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
  2. 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.
  3. (genealogy, linguistics) The act of tracing origin or descent.
    the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root
  4. (grammar) Forming a new word by changing the base of another word or by adding affixes to it.
  5. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
  6. That from which a thing is derived.
  7. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
  8. (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.
  9. (medicine) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

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NounEdit

derivation c (singular definite derivationen, plural indefinite derivationer)

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