derivation

[ der-uh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɛr əˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of derivation

1375–1425; late Middle English derivacioun < Latin dērīvātiōn- (stem of dērīvātiō) a turning away, equivalent to dērīvāt(us) (past participle of dērīvāre; see derive, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM derivation

der·i·va·tion·al, adjectiveder·i·va·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·der·i·va·tion, noun
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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
  1. the process of deducing a mathematical theorem, formula, etc, as a necessary consequence of a set of accepted statements
  2. this sequence of statements
  3. the operation of finding a derivative

Derived forms of derivation

derivational, adjective
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