|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|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.