Meaning of derive

de•rive

Pronunciation: (di-rīv'), [key]
— v., -rived, -riv•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually fol. by from).
  2. to trace from a source or origin.
  3. to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer.
  4. to produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
—v.i.
  1. to come from a source or origin; originate (often fol. by from).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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