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meanings of derivation


  1. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
  2. A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
  3. Forming a new word by changing the base of another word or by adding affixes to it.
  4. That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
  5. That from which a thing is derived.
  6. The operation of deducing one function from another according to a fixed definition, referred to as derivation or differentiation; this is the inverse operation to integration.
  7. 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.
  8. The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
  9. The act of tracing origin or descent.