verb \di-ˈrīv\

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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