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derive Explained

derive at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


derive at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1385, from O.Fr. deriver, from L. derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source," from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream"). Etymological sense is c.1560. Derivative is from 1530. ///

derive at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: deriver, from Latin derivare 'to draw out water', from rivus 'stream']//
1 [T] to get something, especially an advantage or a pleasant feeling, from something: derive sth from sth// --Medically, we will derive great benefit from this technique.// derive pleasure/enjoyment etc // --Many students derived enormous satisfaction from the course.//
2 also be derived : [I and T] to develop or come from something else// derive from// --This word is derived from Latin.// --patterns of behaviour that derive from basic beliefs//
3 [T] technical to get a chemical substance from another substance: be derived from sth// --The enzyme is derived from human blood.//

dérive at French => English Of Explained:


dérivé at French => English Of Explained:


derive at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

95 Moby Thesaurus words for "derive":
accept, acquire, admit, arouse, arrive at, assume, bag,
be seized of, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call forth,
call out, call up, capture, catch, collect, come by, come in for,
come into, conclude, contract, corral, cull, deduce, derive from,
develop, drag down, drag out, draw, draw a conclusion,
draw an inference, draw forth, draw from, draw out, earn, educe,
elaborate, elicit, emanate from, enter into possession, evoke,
evolve, excogitate, extract, fetch, find, flow from, formulate,
gain, gather, get, get from, get out of, glean, harvest, have,
have coming in, induce, infer, issue from, judge, make, net,
obtain, proceed from, procure, pull down, put, reach, reap, reason,
reason that, receive, rouse, sack, score, secure, spring from,
stem from, stimulate, summon forth, summon up, take,
take as proved, take in, take on, take over, wangle, wangle out of,
win, winkle out, winnow, worm out, worm out of

derive at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Conclusion): judge, conclude, ascertain, determine, deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference.

[V] (Acquisition): acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather, collect, assemble, pick, derive, profit, reap the fruits of, make money, treasure up, clear, produce, recover, redeem, take possession.

derive at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


derive sth from sth
1 (formal) to get sth from sth:
He derived great pleasure from painting.
2 (technical) to obtain a substance from sth:
The new drug is derived from fish oil.
derive from sth | be derived from sth to come or develop from sth:
The word 'politics' is derived from a Greek word meaning 'city'.

Derive at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Derive \De*rive"\, v. i.
To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be
deduced. --Shak.

Power from heaven Derives, and monarchs rule by gods
appointed. --Prior.

Derive \De*rive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Derived}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deriving}.] [F. d['e]river, L. derivare; de- + rivus
stream, brook. See {Rival}.]
1. 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. [Obs.]

For fear it [water] choke up the pits . . . they
[the workman] derive it by other drains. --Holland.

Her due loves derived to that vile witch's share.

Derived to us by tradition from Adam to Noah. --Jer.

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

derive at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: {deduce},
{infer}, {deduct}]
2: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" [syn: {gain}]
3: come from; "The present name derives from an older form"
4: develop or evolve, especially from a latent or potential
state [syn: {educe}]
5: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for
example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble
family"; "he comes from humble origins" [syn: {come}, {descend}]

derive at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » derivé|dérivé


Inter: wikipedia » dab=derive


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » deriven, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » deriver, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » derivare||to lead, turn, or draw off (a liquid), draw off, derive, from Inter: term » de||away + Inter: term » rivus||a stream; see rival.


* Inter: IPA » /dəˈɹaɪv/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-derive.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-verb » deriv|ing

  • Inter: rfe » x
  • Inter: transitiv » e To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
    1. Inter: transitive » logic To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
    2. Inter: transitive » linguistics To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
    3. Inter: transitive » chemistry To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
    4. Inter: intransitiv » e To originate or stem (from).

      Related terms

      * derivation

  • derivative


    Inter: trans-top » obtain (something) from something else
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|добивам
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|derivar
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|získat
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afleiden
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tuletama
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|johtaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|erlangen
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|fluere, Inter: t- » la|fluo, Inter: t+ » la|orior
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|deriva
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|derivar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|avleda, Inter: t+ » sv|uppnå
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|sağlamak, Inter: t+ » tr|türemek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|извличам
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|odvodit
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afleiden, Inter: t+ » nl|deduceren
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tuletama
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|johtaa, Inter: t+ » fi|päätellä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déduire, Inter: t+ » fr|conclure
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|herleiten, Inter: t+ » de|ableiten
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|elde etmek
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|ôfliede

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » find the derivation of (a word or phrase)
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afleiden
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dériver
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|herleiten, Inter: t+ » de|ableiten

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|gigno
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|ôfliede

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|добивам
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afleiden
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dériver

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ableiten
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|proficiscor|alt=proficīscor, Inter: t- » la|origo proficiscor|alt=origo proficīscor

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » originate (from)
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|произхождам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|derivar
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ontstaan
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|deveni
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dériver, Inter: t+ » fr|découler (from - de)
    • German: Inter: t- » de|abstammen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|proerxetai
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|origo proficiscor|alt=origo proficīscor , Inter: t- » la|fluo, Inter: t- » la|a ducor, Inter: t- » la|ex ducor, Inter: t- » la|e ducor, Inter: t- » la|ab orior, Inter: t- » la|orior ex, Inter: t- » la|orior e, Inter: t- » la|ab mano, Inter: t- » la|a mano, Inter: t- » la|mano ex
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|происходить|tr=proisxodít' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|произойти|tr=proizojtí Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|derivar
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|ôfstamje

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * reived



    derive {{f}} Inter: plura » l
  • Inter: plural of » deriva|lang=it


    * rideve
    • rivede
    • vedrei



    Inter: es-verb-form » derivar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=imperative|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|derivar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|derivar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|derivar
    3. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|derivar

    Translation: cs » derive
    Translation: cy » derive
    Translation: et » derive
    Translation: es » derive
    Translation: fa » derive
    Translation: fr » derive
    Translation: ko » derive
    Translation: io » derive
    Translation: it » derive
    Translation: kn » derive
    Translation: li » derive
    Translation: hu » derive
    Translation: mg » derive
    Translation: ml » derive
    Translation: my » derive
    Translation: ja » derive
    Translation: no » derive
    Translation: oc » derive
    Translation: pl » derive
    Translation: pt » derive
    Translation: ru » derive
    Category: simple:derive -
    Translation: fi » derive
    Translation: sv » derive
    Translation: ta » derive
    Translation: te » derive
    Translation: tr » derive
    Translation: vi » derive
    Translation: zh » derive

  • derivé at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: es-verb-form » derivar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » person=first-person|number=singular|tense=preterit|mood=indicative|ending=ar|derivar

  • Translation: mg » derivé
    Translation: no » derivé
    Translation: fi » derivé

    dérivé at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From the verb Inter: term » dériver|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=derive
  • a derivation of any sort
    1. Inter: linguistics » lang=fr a derived term
    2. : ''Dérivatif et dérivation sont des dérivés du verbe dériver
    3. :: ''Derivative and derivation are terms derived from the verb to derive


      Inter: fr-past participle » sort=derive

  • Inter: past participle of » dériver|lang=fr|sort=derive


    * dévier, évider, verdie

  • Translation: et » dérivé
    Translation: fr » dérivé
    Translation: ko » dérivé
    Translation: io » dérivé
    Translation: mg » dérivé
    Translation: fi » dérivé
    Translation: tr » dérivé
    Translation: vi » dérivé
    Translation: wo » dérivé

    dérive at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » derive|dérivé



    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=derive
  • drift
    1. :à la dérive
    2. :: adrift
    3. Inter: nautical » lang=fr centreboard

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » fr|dériveur


      Inter: fr-verb-form » sort=derive

  • Inter: conjugation of » dériver||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
  • Inter: conjugation of » dériver||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
  • Inter: conjugation of » dériver||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
  • Inter: conjugation of » dériver||3|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
  • Inter: conjugation of » dériver||2|s|imp|lang=fr


    * dévier, évider, verdie

  • Translation: es » dérive
    Translation: fr » dérive
    Translation: ko » dérive
    Translation: io » dérive
    Translation: fi » dérive
    Translation: vi » dérive