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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Derivation \Der'i*va"tion\, noun [L. derivatio: cf. F. d['e]rivation. See {Derive}.]

1. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source. [Obs.] --T. Burnet.

2. 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.

As touching traditional communication, . . . I do not doubt but many of those truths have had the help of that derivation. --Sir M. Hale.

3. The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.

4. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.

5. That from which a thing is derived.

6. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.

From the Euphrates into an artificial derivation of that river. --Gibbon.

7. (Math.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the operation of differentiation or of integration.

8. (Med.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

9. The formation of a word from its more original or radical elements; also, a statement of the origin and history of a word. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

derivation

noun

1: the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"

2: (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase [syn: {deriving}, {derivation}, {etymologizing}]

3: a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

4: (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation; "'singer' from 'sing' or 'undo' from 'do' are examples of derivations"

5: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline [syn: {ancestry}, {lineage}, {derivation}, {filiation}]

6: drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

7: drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

8: the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin


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