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/diˈrīv/,
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derived, past tense; derived, past participle; derives, 3rd person singular present; deriving, present participle;
  1. Obtain something from (a specified source)
    • - they derived great comfort from this assurance
  2. Base a concept on a logical extension or modification of (another concept)
    • - Eliot derived his poetics from the French Symbolists
  3. (of a word) Have (a specified word, usually of another language) as a root or origin
    • - the word “punch” derives from the Hindustani “pancha”
    • - the word “man” is derived from the Sanskrit “manas.”
  4. Arise from or originate in (a specified source)
    • - words whose spelling derives from Dr. Johnson's incorrect etymology
  5. (of an expression in a natural language) Be linked by a set of stages to (its underlying abstract form)

  6. (of a substance) Be formed or prepared by (a chemical or physical process affecting another substance)
    • - strong acids are derived from the combustion of fossil fuels
  7. Obtain (a function or equation) from another by a sequence of logical steps, for example by differentiation


  1. deduce: reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
  3. come from; "The present name derives from an older form"
  4. develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
  5. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
  6. (derived) formed or developed from something else; not original; "the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"- John Dewey
  7. In situationist texts, a dérive is an attempt at analysis of the totality of everyday life, through the passive movement through space. It is translated as drift.
  8. Derive was a computer algebra system, developed as a successor to muMATH by the Soft Warehouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, now owned by Texas Instruments. Derive was implemented in muLISP, also by Soft Warehouse. The first release was in 1988. ...
  9. (Derived) In phylogenetics, a trait is derived if it is present in an organism, but was absent in the last common ancestor of the group being considered. This may also refer to structures that are not present in an organism, but were present in its ancestors, i.e. ...
  10. To obtain or receive (something) from something else; To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning; To find the derivation of (a word or phrase); To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction; To originate or stem (from)
  11. (derived) Of, or pertaining to, conditions unique to the descendant species of a clade, and not found in earlier ancestral species; Possessing features believed to be more advanced or improved than those other organisms; product of derivation
  12. (Derived (character)) in cladistics, a feature shared among members of smaller groups or clades that is believed to have evolved at a later date than primitive features. Also called advanced.
  13. (Derived) (Advanced) = evolved later in time.
  14. (Derived) Calculated values for which no direct measurement exists; COMPARE: estimated, filtered, measured, raw, selected, smoothed
  15. (Derived) same meaning as advanced, but derived is preferred because it does not connote the meaning of good or bad. A derived character is one that has evolved within the taxon of interest.
  16. (derived (adj.)) Describes character(s) that changed from a primitive state; advanced.
  17. (derived) A character state which has arisen (been derived from) a different, ancestral state. See apomorphic.
  18. (derived) Relating to a characteristic that was changed from one generation to the next. Opposed to primitive.
  19. (derived) node value is the derived forms of expression for the highlights - line break (enter) separated
  20. ({ derived}) A derived datatype is any datatype that is not predefined.
  21. derived requirements trace back to a driving requirement(s). The derived requirement is identified during the development process. The driving requirement is not satisfied unless the derived requirement is. Interfaces with other systems are an example of derived requirements. ...
  22. formula f derives a formula g, written f &#8866p g, iff a prover p can derive g given that f is true.
  23. (Deriving) The creation of a cell line from one original cell or set of cells.
  24. (Deriving) Using one product to build from to make another. Usually done by retexturing.
  25. v.  ~ sth from sth obtain sth from sth; get sth from sth