Derivation

Definition of Derivation

Der`i`va´tion
n.1.A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
2.The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.
As touching traditional communication, . . . I do not doubt but many of those truths have had the help of that derivation.
- Sir M. Hale.
3.The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.
4.The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
5.That from which a thing is derived.
6.That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
From the Euphrates into an artificial derivation of that river.
- Gibbon.
7.(Math.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the operation of differentiation or of integration.
8.(Med.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
9.The formation of a word from its more original or radical elements; also, a statement of the origin and history of a word.

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