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[ dˌɛɹɪvˈe͡ɪʃən], [ dˌɛɹɪvˈe‍ɪʃən], [ d_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_v_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

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The word "derivation" derives from the Latin word "derivare," meaning "to take something from a higher source." In linguistics, derivation is the process of creating a new word by inflecting an existing word. Derivation can be semantic, wherein a new word is formed from a different root or meaning of an existing word, or morphological, wherein a new word is formed from the combination of two existing words.

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