Definitions of derivation

  1. ( descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: ` singer' from ` sing'; ` undo' from ` do'
  2. drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
  3. a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
  4. the source from which something derives ( i. e. comes or issues); " he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"
  5. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
  6. 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.
  7. The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.
  8. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
  9. That from which a thing is derived.
  10. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
  11. 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.
  12. A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
  13. The formation of a word from its more original or radical elements; also, a statement of the origin and history of a word.
  14. The act of obtaining, or the condition of being obtained, from a definite source; the process of tracing a word from its original source; evolution; deduction; the source from which something is drawn.
  15. Act of de riving: a drawing off or from: the tracing of a word to its original root: that which is derived.
  16. Act or process of deriving.
  17. The act of deriving, or the condition of being derived.
  18. The act of deriving; the tracing of a word to its root; a turning aside from a natural course or channel; a drawing of humours from one part of the body to another; the thing derived or deduced.
  19. The act of drawing or receiving from a source; the tracing of a word from its root.