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Definition 1: the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin - [noun denoting act]

(derivation is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

Definition 2: drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation - [noun denoting act]

(derivation is a kind of ...) act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

"the drawing of water from the well"

Definition 3: drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body - [noun denoting act]

(derivation is a kind of ...) act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

"the drawing of water from the well"

Definition 4: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline - [noun denoting attribute]

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(derivation is a kind of ...) (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents

(... is a kind of derivation ) properties attributable to your ancestry

"he comes from good origins"

(... is a kind of derivation ) ancestry of a purebred animal

(... are attributes of derivation) bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain

(... are attributes of derivation) bred from parents of different varieties or species

Definition 5: a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions - [noun denoting cognition]

(derivation is a kind of ...) the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

Definition 6: (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for derivation in the sense of this definition

(derivation is a kind of ...) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

"the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"

(derivation belongs to category ...) the study of linguistic change

"the synchrony and diachrony of language"

Definition 7: the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where derivation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he prefers shoes of Italian derivation
  • music of Turkish derivation

(derivation is a kind of ...) the place where something begins, where it springs into being

"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance" "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation" "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River" "communism's Russian root"

Definition 8: (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation - [noun denoting process]

Samples where derivation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations

(derivation is a kind of ...) a process involved in human language

(... is a kind of derivation ) the derivation of a general name from that of a famous person

(derivation belongs to category ...) a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments

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