Variant of derive
- to get or receive (something) from a source
- to get by reasoning; deduce or infer
- to trace from or to a source; show the derivation of
- Chem. to obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements
Origin: Middle English deriven ; from Old French deriver ; from Classical Latin derivare, to divert, origin, originally , to turn a stream from its channel ; from de-, from plush rivus, a stream: see rival
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