derive definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to have or obtain from a source.
    • to-arrive at by reasoning; deduce or infer: derive a conclusion from realities.
    • To track the origin or growth of (a word).
    • Linguistics to come up with (one framework) from another or from a couple of other people.
    • Chemistry to create or obtain (a compound) from another substance by chemical response.
    • To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate stations; to diffuse; to communicate; to send; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.
    • for, as from a source or beginning; to get by lineage or by transmission; to attract; to deduce; -- followed by from.
    • To locate the origin, descent, or derivation of; to acknowledge transmission of.
    • to acquire one compound from another by actual or theoretical replacement.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To issue from a source; originate. See Synonyms at stem1.
    • To move; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; becoming deduced.
  • verb:
    • to have or obtain (one thing) from something different.
    • To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
    • To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
    • to generate (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
    • To originate or stem (from).
    • originate from; link by a relationship of bloodstream, for instance
    • progress or evolve from a latent or potential condition
    • explanation by deduction; establish by deduction
    • originate from
    • obtain
  • others:
    • to show aside or divert, as water or any other fluid, from the normal program or channel: since, to derive liquid through the primary channel or present into horizontal rivulets.
    • Figuratively, to make apart; divert.
    • to attract or obtain, because from a source or origin, or by regular transmission: as, to derive a few ideas from the sensory faculties; to derive training from a book; his estate hails from their forefathers.
    • Specifically To draw or get (a word) from a more original root or stem: as, the phrase ‘rule’ comes from the Latin; ‘feed’ is derived from ‘food.’ See derivation
    • To deduce, as from premises; trace, as from a source or source: concerning an individual topic.
    • To communicate or move from one to another, as by descent.
    • To come, continue, or perhaps derived.

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