Derive Definition

dĭ-rīv
derived, derives, deriving
verb
derived, derives, deriving
To get or receive (something) from a source.
Webster's New World
To trace from or to a source; show the derivation of.
Webster's New World
To obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements.
Webster's New World
To get by reasoning; deduce or infer.
Webster's New World
To come (from); be derived; originate.
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Origin of Derive

  • Middle English deriven to be derived from from Old French deriver from Latin dērīvāre to derive, draw off dē- de- rīvus stream rei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English deriven, from Old French deriver, from Latin derivare (“to lead, turn, or draw off (a liquid), draw off, derive”), from de (“away”) + rivus (“a stream”); see rival.

    From Wiktionary

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