HyperDic: derivation

English > 8 senses of the word derivation:
NOUNlocationderivationthe source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
communicationderivation, deriving, etymologizing(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
cognitionderivationa line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
processderivation(descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation
attributederivation, ancestry, lineage, filiationinherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
actderivationdrawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
actderivationdrawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
actderivationthe act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
derivation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.rahvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues).
Examples
  • "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"
  • "music of Turkish derivation"
Broaderbeginning, origin, root, rootage, sourceThe place where something begins, where it springs into being
Spanishderivación
Catalanderivació
Verbsderivedevelop or evolve from a latent or potential state
derivecome from
derivecome from
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase.
Synonymsderiving, etymologizing
Categoryhistorical linguistics, diachronic linguistics, diachronyThe study of linguistic change
Broaderexplanation, accountA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Spanishderivación
Catalanderivació
Verbsderivecome from
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions.
Broaderinference, illationThe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
Spanishderivación
Catalanderivació
Verbsderivereason by deduction
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation.
Example"'singer' from 'sing' or 'undo' from 'do' are examples of derivations"
Categorydescriptive linguisticsA description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology / morphology and syntax / syntax and semantics without value judgments
NarrowereponymyThe derivation of a general name from that of a famous person
Broaderlinguistic processA process involved in human language
Spanishderivación, derivada
Catalanderivació
Verbsderivecome from
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaninginherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.
Synonymsancestry, lineage, filiation
AttributescrossbredBred from parents of different varieties or species
purebredBred for many generations from member of a recognized / recognized breed or strain
Narrowerorigin, descent, extractionProperties attributable to your ancestry
pedigree, bloodlineancestry of a purebred animal
Broaderinheritance, hereditary pattern(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
Spanishabolengo, alcurnia, ascendencia, linaje
Catalanascendència, estirp, llinatge
Verbsderivecome from
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningDrawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body.
Broaderdrawing, drawing offAct of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid / liquid from a source
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningDrawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation.
Broaderdrawing, drawing offAct of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid / liquid from a source
Spanishderivación
Catalanderivació
English > derivation: 8 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin.
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen

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