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DERIVATION





Definition:

  1. [noun] the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"

  2. [noun] (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    Synonyms: deriving, etymologizing

  3. [noun] a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

  4. [noun] (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer' from `sing'; `undo' from `do'

  5. [noun] inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    Synonyms: ancestry, lineage, filiation

  6. [noun] drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

  7. [noun] drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

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