de·​rived | \ di-ˈrīvd How to pronounce derived (audio) , dē-\

Definition of derived

: being, possessing, or marked by a character (such as the large brain in humans) not present in the ancestral form derived features

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Cannon was working within a tradition that was already interwoven with European-derived artistic ideas and forms. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "This Native American artist should have been a household name. But he died at 31.," 21 Aug. 2019 The human-derived growth factors used by cosmetic companies like SkinMedica and Regenica have been shown to help rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis while improving radiance, moisturization, and pigmentation. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 This is usually a mix of different plant-derived oils blended together for maximum cost-effectiveness. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "This Is the Best Oil for Frying," 28 May 2018 Know-how derived from Porsche’s 918 Spyder supercar, which shares a similar powertrain strategy, brings the torque up to 516 pound-feet. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Porsche's New Cayenne Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick its Power," 23 May 2018 According to Kiehl's, Glow Formula is set to launch in May, and is a 95% naturally-derived formula that, according to clinical trials conducted by the brand, claims to to visibly improve the skin's natural radiance over time. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Kiehl's is Launching Glow Formula Skin Hydrator," 5 Mar. 2018 Agbada: This West African-derived suit is pure decadence. Danielle Kwateng-clark, Teen Vogue, "African-Americans Aren't Cultural Appropriating by Wearing African Fashion to See Black Panther," 22 Feb. 2018 Their new daily moisturizer, Protini ($68;, contains a powerful mix of nine plant-derived growth factors to help facilitate healthy cell turnover and deliver firmer, healthier-looking skin. Kathleen Mulpeter,, "Why Everyone Is Going to Be Obsessed With Drunk Elephant's New 'Protini' Moisturizer," 8 Jan. 2018 The bareMinerals bareSkin Brightening Serum Foundation, $30 at Ulta, has a coconut-derived base and contains vitamin C to make your skin glow. More contour, less bronzer. Alison Smith,, "A signature makeup look means one less thing to think about this season," 12 Dec. 2017

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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