Dictionary Results for derivation


1. derivation - noun

· the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"

Hypernym(s): beginning, origin, root, rootage, source




2. derivation - noun

· (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

Synonym(s): deriving, etymologizing

Hypernym(s): explanation, account




3. derivation - noun

· a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

Hypernym(s): inference, illation




4. derivation - noun

· (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation; "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process




5. derivation - noun

· inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Synonym(s): ancestry, lineage, filiation

Hypernym(s): inheritance, hereditary_pattern




6. derivation - noun

· drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

Hypernym(s): drawing, drawing_off




7. derivation - noun

· drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

Hypernym(s): drawing, drawing_off




8. derivation - noun

· the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity





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