de-rive

derive

[dih-rahyv]
verb (used with object), derived, deriving.
1.
to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from ).
2.
to trace from a source or origin.
3.
to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer.
4.
Chemistry. to produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
verb (used without object), derived, deriving.
5.
to come from a source or origin; originate (often followed by from ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English diriven, deriven to flow, draw from, spring < Anglo-French, Old French deriver < Latin dērīvāre to lead off, equivalent to dē- de- + rīv(us) a stream + -āre infinitive suffix

derivable, adjective
deriver, noun
nonderivable, adjective
prederive, verb (used with object), prederived, prederiving.
self-derived, adjective
underivable, adjective
well-derived, adjective


1. gain, attain, glean, gather, reap, net.
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derive (dɪˈraɪv)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by from) to draw or be drawn (from) in source or origin; trace or be traced
2.  (tr) to obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer
3.  (tr) to trace the source or development of
4.  (usually foll by from) to produce or be produced (from) by a chemical reaction
5.  maths to obtain (a function) by differentiation
 
[C14: from Old French deriver to spring from, from Latin dērīvāre to draw off, from de- + rīvus a stream]
 
de'rivable
 
adj
 
de'river
 
n

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derive
late 14c., 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;" see rivulet). Etymological sense is c.1560. Related: Derived.
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derive de·rive (dĭ-rīv')
v. de·rived, de·riv·ing, de·rives

  1. To obtain or receive from a source.

  2. To produce or obtain a chemical compound from another substance by chemical reaction.

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