|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|2.||(tr) to obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer|
|3.||(tr) to trace the source or development of|
|5.||maths to obtain (a function) by differentiation|
|[C14: from Old French deriver to spring from, from Latin dērīvāre to draw off, from |
derive de·rive (dĭ-rīv')
v. de·rived, de·riv·ing, de·rives
To obtain or receive from a source.
To produce or obtain a chemical compound from another substance by chemical reaction.