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underived

[uhn-di-rahyvd]
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  1. not derived; fundamental, as an axiom or postulate; immediate.
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Origin of underived

1620–30; un-1 + derived
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Examples from the Web for underived

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • They are absolute and independent, underived and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.

  • The old kindliness must be transplanted to a fresh soil if it were to blossom into a life self-sufficient and underived.

    Second String

    Anthony Hope

  • The mind, through its original and underived thinking, is itself the pattern (Urbild) of such a synthesis.