Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun derivation

8 senses of derivation

Sense 1
derivation -- (the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation")
       => beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")

Sense 2
deriving, derivation, etymologizing -- ((historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase)
       => explanation, account -- (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account")

Sense 3
derivation -- (a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions)
       => inference, illation -- (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)

Sense 4
derivation -- ((descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation; "`singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations")
       => linguistic process -- (a process involved in human language)

Sense 5
ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation -- (inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline)
       => inheritance, hereditary pattern -- ((genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents)

Sense 6
derivation -- (drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body)
       => drawing, drawing off -- (act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well")

Sense 7
derivation -- (drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation)
       => drawing, drawing off -- (act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well")

Sense 8
derivation -- (the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin)
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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