derived

adjective

de·​rived di-ˈrīvd How to pronounce derived (audio)
dē-
biology
: being, possessing, or marked by a character (such as the large brain in humans) not present in the ancestral form
derived features

Examples of derived in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By combining the premises with the derived properties, the researchers created a training data set consisting of theorems and corresponding proofs. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 17 Jan. 2024 Mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces — will feel the transit most because Gemini is a mutable sign, too, and will affect their derived angular houses. Lisa Stardust, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 By combining the premises with the derived properties, the researchers were able to create a suitable training dataset for their AI that consisted of theorems and corresponding proofs. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 17 Jan. 2024 That’s in keeping with the idea that the adult brain is the older, ancestral form within the lineage and the simpler larval brain is a derived form that came much later. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Quanta Magazine, 26 July 2023 But later analyses have suggested that Pachyrhachis and others are secondarily marine, the offshoots of a more derived snake group, and the connection between snakes and mosasaurs has come under suspicion. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2015 In the year 450 the dominant religion in the Roman Empire was a derived Jewish sect, Christianity. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2011 Since Europeans are fixed for the derived variant of SLC24A5, that implies to me that sweep must have occurred after 24,000 years ago. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2013 Yet Gobihadros, which was not a fancy, highly derived hadrosaurid, was still around, apparently doing just fine despite being a less derived hadrosauroid. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 17 Apr. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

see derive

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of derived was in 1969

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“Derived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derived. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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