Derivation meaning

dĕrə-vāshən
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A logical or mathematical process indicating through a sequence of statements that a result such as a theorem or a formula necessarily follows from the initial assumptions.
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Derivation is defined as something that is inspired by another source, or to the origin of something.

A new twist on modern design is an example of a derivation on modern design.

When something comes from Italy, this is an example of an Italian derivation.

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The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
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A deriving or being derived.
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Descent or origination.
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Something derived; a derivative.
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The source or origin of something.
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The origin and development of a word; etymology.
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A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
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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.
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The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Indo-European root.
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The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
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That from which a thing is derived.
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That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
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(mathematics) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.
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(medicine) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
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Origin of derivation

  • From Middle French dérivation, from Latin derivatio.

    From Wiktionary