noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase.
Words that Rhyme with Derivation
Example sentences of the word derivation
1. Noun, singular or mass
The reason for this comes out from the derivation of the equation of motion.
Quotes containing the word derivation
1. The Latin words humus, soil/earth, and homo, human being, have a common derivation, from which we also get our word 'humble.' This is the Genesis origin of who we are: dust - dust that the Lord God used to make us a human being. If we cultivate a lively sense of our origin and nurture a sense of continuity with it, who knows, we may also acquire humility.
- Eugene H. Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions.
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues).
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation.
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body.
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin.
- human action
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.
- hereditary pattern
- direct discourse
noun. ['ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃən'] (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation.
- linguistic process