Synonyms of derivation


1. derivation, beginning, origin, root, rootage, source

usage: the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"

2. deriving, derivation, etymologizing, explanation, account

usage: (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

3. derivation, inference, illation

usage: a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

4. derivation, linguistic process

usage: (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"

5. ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation, inheritance, hereditary pattern

usage: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

6. derivation, drawing, drawing off

usage: drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

7. derivation, drawing, drawing off

usage: drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

8. derivation, act, deed, human action, human activity

usage: the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin

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Definition and meaning of derivation (Dictionary)