verb (used with object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
Origin of derive
Synonyms for derive
Related Words for derivableavailable, determinable, dogmatic, likely, obtainable, traceable, resultant, attributable, extractable, inferable, reasoned
Examples from the Web for derivable
Historical Examples of derivable
No satisfactory evidence on the point is derivable from published statistics.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
No such impression is derivable from the voluminous poetry of Browning.Introduction to Robert Browning
On the contrary, “just powers” are recognized as derivable from the consent of the people.The Spirit of America
Henry Van Dyke
Fire is not derivable from truth, nor is brimstone a stimulus to memory.My Path to Atheism
The Rhinoceroses also would seem to be derivable from the Palaeotheriidae.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
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.