Associations to the word «Derivation»


DERIVATION, noun. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
DERIVATION, noun. 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.
DERIVATION, noun. The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root.
DERIVATION, noun. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
DERIVATION, noun. That from which a thing is derived.
DERIVATION, noun. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
DERIVATION, noun. (mathematics) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.
DERIVATION, noun. (medicine) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

Dictionary definition

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".
DERIVATION, noun. (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase.
DERIVATION, noun. A line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions.
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".
DERIVATION, noun. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.
DERIVATION, noun. Drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body.
DERIVATION, noun. Drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation.
DERIVATION, noun. The act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin.

Wise words

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson