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Derive (IPA: /dɝˈaɪv/)

Derive (v. t.)

To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.

Derive (v. t.)

To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.

Derive (v. t.)

To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.

Derive (v. t.)

To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.

Derive (v. i.)

To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.


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Example Sentence (Quote)

" From thousands of our undone widows One may derive some wit." - Thomas Middleton

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The higher standard of living, the more consideration we give to the fun we derive from what we do and its meaningfulness." - Russell L. Ackoff

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