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 derived
The name Easter may, or may not, be derived from the Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar—the source of the Hebrew name Esther.
He derived enormous satisfaction from some customers choosing to base the rest of their wardrobe around his socks.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In recent years, mindfulness meditation, which is derived from Buddhist Vipassana techniques, has exploded in popularity.
The term “gestation,” for instance, is derived from the Latin verb gestāre, used to describe a mammal carrying a burden.
We worked really hard to make sure that the humor we got was derived from who those characters were.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Romanesque school of the Rhine had derived the feature from the early chapels of Rome.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
In both cases the name is derived from the pale yellow colour of electrum, resembling that of amber.
The facts are derived from such specific disciplines as geography and language, botany and astronomy.Psychology and Social Practice|John Dewey
Again, our definitions of and are derived from late grammarians and lexicographers.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
Thought that is connected with the object from which it is derived, has the being to which it belongs, as subject.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
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.