"derivations" in the noun sense
the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues
"he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"
"music of Turkish derivation"
2. deriving, derivation, etymologizing
historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
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. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
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