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derive

derive

verb de·rive \di-ˈrīv, dē-\

: to take or get (something) from (something else)

: to have something as a source : to come from something

de·rivedde·riv·ing

Full Definition of DERIVE

transitive verb
1
a :  to take, receive, or obtain especially from a specified source
b :  to obtain (a chemical substance) actually or theoretically from a parent substance
2
:  infer, deduce
3
archaic :  bring
4
:  to trace the derivation of
intransitive verb
:  to have or take origin :  come as a derivative
de·riv·er noun

Examples of DERIVE

  1. The river derives its name from a Native American tribe.
  2. Much of the book's appeal derives from the personality of its central character.

Origin of DERIVE

Middle English, from Anglo-French deriver, from Latin derivare, literally, to draw off (water), from de- + rivus stream — more at run
First Known Use: 14th century

derive

verb de·rive \di-ˈrīv\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·rivedde·riv·ing

Medical Definition of DERIVE

transitive verb
:  to take, receive, or obtain, especially from a specified source; specifically :  to obtain (a chemical substance) actually or theoretically from a parent substance
intransitive verb
:  to have or take origin
der·i·va·tion \ˌder-ə-ˈvā-shən\ noun

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