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 deriving
“It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings,” they argued.
The whole point of deriving predictions in science is to test models, hypotheses, theories.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The name comes from military jargon, deriving from the directions on a watch face, and means “Got your back.”Hollywood and the White House’s Election-Year PR Push For Veterans|Roy Scranton|May 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rather than deriving legitimacy from the people, the ayatollahs rule by claiming they are representatives of God on earth.
Deriving inspiration from the weather was Central Saint Martins-grad Mark Fast.
Very many verbs seem to be anomalous in some of their forms in consequence of deriving these from an obsolete kindred root.Greek in a Nutshell|James Strong
He can hold them only by deriving his power from state laws, or from the law of Congress, if he hold slaves within the District.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
The same mode of deriving names from deities prevailed more or less among all ancient nations.Cleopatra's Needle|James King
But if it is not—as far as I understand the matter—there is not the slightest probability of their ever deriving any benefit.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
Salmon was an inconsiderable hill in Central Palestine, deriving its name (Shady), as is probable, from forests on its sides.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2|Alexander Maclaren
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.