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  Definition of derivation
  1. drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
  2. drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
  3. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  4. a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
  5. (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  6. the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"
  7. (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer'' from `sing''; `undo'' from `do''
Similar Words: ancestry, lineage, filiation, deriving, etymologizing

 

Hyponyms: breed, strain, origin, descent, extraction, pedigree, bloodline

 

Attributes: purebred, crossbred

 

Derivational Morphology: derive, come, descend, deduce, infer, deduct, etymologize, etymologise, educe

 

 
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