derivation  

  • Pronunciation Video of derivation

  • Pronunciation of derivation: D EH0 R AH0 V EY1 SH AH0 N (,dɛrə'veɪʃən)

  • Number of syllables of derivation: 4

  • Definition of derivation

    • (n): drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation  
    • (n): drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body  
    • (n): inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline  
    • (n): a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions  
    • (n): (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase  
    • (n): the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"  
    • (n): (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer'' from `sing''; `undo'' from `do''  
  • Examples of derivation

    • Anyone know about the derivation of the word tuberculosis  
    • The mathematical derivation is in the article.  
    • The derivation of the word is uncertain.  
    • The derivation sounds improbable in the extreme.  
    • The article claims the the derivation is from the Greek word for bishop.  
    • This motivated the derivation of the following models.  
    • The derivation of the name is unclear.  
    • The sources are quite unequivocal about the derivation.  
    • Germans misconceive the derivation of the phrase.  
    • Even the derivation of the word is rubbish.  

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