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    derivation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word derivation

    (noun) the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    Example Sentence
    • he prefers shoes of Italian derivation
    • music of Turkish derivation
    (noun) (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    Synonyms : deriving , etymologizing
    (noun) a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions Definition
    (noun) (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation
    Example Sentence
    • `singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations
    (noun) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    Synonyms : ancestry , filiation , lineage
    (noun) drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body Definition
    (noun) drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation Definition
    (noun) the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
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