verb (used with object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
- derived curve,
- derived form,
- derived fossil,
- derived unit,
Origin of derive
Examples from the Web for derivable
On the contrary, “just powers” are recognized as derivable from the consent of the people.The Spirit of America|Henry Van Dyke
But when we come to estimate the "sweets" derivable from warfare between states, the parallel ceases.Hiero|Xenophon
That he wears a yellow robe is a proprium, derivable from the ceremonial of his court.Logic|Carveth Read
He was perfect in no species of knowledge or science which is derivable from books.Penelope: or, Love's Labour Lost, Vol. 2 (of 3)|William Pitt Scargill
The existing custom of throwing flowers and immortelles into the grave is derivable from the ancient practice.British Goblins|Wirt Sikes
Word Origin for derive
late 14c., from Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate," from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" (in Late Latin also "to derive"), from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream;" see rivulet). Etymological sense is 1550s. Related: Derived; deriving.