Definition of Derivation


  • the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin
  • drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
  • drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
  • inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
  • (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation
    "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations"
  • a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
  • (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  • the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"
    "music of Turkish derivation"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Derivation

  • Scrabble® score of the derivation (14)
  • Word Chums® score of the derivation (17)
  • Words With Friends® score of the derivation (16)

Unscramble derivation

647 unscramble word found using the letters derivation.

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