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[uhn-di-rahyvd] /ˌʌn dɪˈraɪvd/
not derived; fundamental, as an axiom or postulate; immediate.
Origin of underived
1620-30; un-1 + derived Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • New forms of dead matter may be derived, but new living forms are underived.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • Empedocles had believed in four ultimate and underived kinds of matter.

  • They are absolute and independent, underived and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.

  • The old kindliness must be transplanted to a fresh soil if it were to blossom into a life self-sufficient and underived.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • The mind, through its original and underived thinking, is itself the pattern (Urbild) of such a synthesis.

  • They are absolute, and independent, underived, and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.

    Christmas Evans Paxton Hood
  • Here we employ the term Absolute to denote the underived, independent, incomposite, and immutable.

    The Theistic Conception of the World B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
  • Firstly,if underived virtue be peculiar to the Deity, can it be the duty of a creature to have it?

    The Minister's Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Were it possible to reduce the sum of human ideas to underived originals, the small numerical result would be startling.

    Ancient Society

    Lewis Henry Morgan
  • Alone, the Sphinx, linking timelessness with time, brooded unguessed and underived upon an alien world.

    Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood

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