# derivation

[ der-uh-vey-shuhn ]

/ ˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃən /

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### noun

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## Origin of derivation

## OTHER WORDS FROM derivation

der·i·va·tion·al, adjectiveder·i·va·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·der·i·va·tion, noun## Words nearby derivation

derisible, derision, derisive, derisory, deriv., derivation, derivative, derive, derived curve, derived fossil, derived unit

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## British Dictionary definitions for derivation

derivation

/ (ˌdɛrɪˈveɪʃən) /

### noun

the act of deriving or state of being derived

the source, origin, or descent of something, such as a word

something derived; a derivative

- the process of deducing a mathematical theorem, formula, etc, as a necessary consequence of a set of accepted statements
- this sequence of statements
- the operation of finding a derivative

## Derived forms of derivation

derivational, adjectiveCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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