- not derived; fundamental, as an axiom or postulate; immediate.
Origin of underived
1620–30; un-1 + derived
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Examples from the Web for underived
New forms of dead matter may be derived, but new living forms are underived.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
Empedocles had believed in four ultimate and underived kinds of matter.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
They are absolute and independent, underived and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.Sermons of Christmas Evans
The old kindliness must be transplanted to a fresh soil if it were to blossom into a life self-sufficient and underived.Second String
The mind, through its original and underived thinking, is itself the pattern (Urbild) of such a synthesis.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith