verb (used with object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
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Word Origin for derive
Word Origin and History for deriver
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.