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[ dˌɛɹɪvˈe͡ɪʃən], [ dˌɛɹɪvˈe‍ɪʃən], [ d_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_v_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Derivation is a term that refers to the process of obtaining something from a source. When it comes to language, derivation is commonly used to describe the creation of new words from existing ones. There are several synonyms for derivation that can be used in different contexts. For example, the term origin is often used to describe the beginning or source of something. Another synonym is the word genesis, which implies a sense of creation or birth. The word derivation can also be used interchangeably with the term derivationism, which refers to the study of word origins and the creation of new words. Other synonyms for derivation include extraction, development, and generation.

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What are the opposite words for derivation?

Derivation refers to the origin or source of something. The opposite of derivation can be antonyms like termination, end, conclusion which signify the end or conclusion of something. Words like cessation, discontinuation, and interruption convey the idea of stopping or halting something. The antonyms of derivation can also include words like disconnection and separation, which suggest the breaking away, detachment or cut off from something. Antonyms like dissociation, divorce, and severance convey the idea of a disjoining, disassociating or breaking apart from something. The antonyms of derivation can be used to describe when something ends or is separated from its starting point.

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Usage examples for Derivation

But what was wanting in rank of derivation could be made up by special blessings given by Jehovah, and by peculiar sanctity.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
While Hegel's independent derivation and independent placing of the categories must be accepted, it does not follow that the idea of self-consciousness can be included in the list, even if it be considered the highest category.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard
An educated resident took occasion to prove to the author that here and there one could select words from the current speech of the common people, the derivation of which was clearly Phoenician.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Derivation

  • My Irish derivation has nothing to do with me. Why should it?
    Carroll O'Connor
  • Independent derivation meshed beautifully with the triumph, from the 1930's on, of a strict version of Darwinism based on the near ubiquity of adaptive design built by natural selection... Arthropods and vertebrates do share several features of functional design. But those similarities only reflect the power of natural selection to craft optimal structures independently in a world of limited biomechanical solutions to common functional problems - an evolutionary phenomenon called convergence.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • Descartes maintained his confidence in the instantaneity of light. ...Yet in his derivation of the law of refraction, Descartes reasoned that light traveled faster in a dense medium than in one less dense. He seems to have had no qualms about comparing infinite magnitudes!
    René Descartes
  • Courage is of the heart by derivation, And great it is. But fear is of the soul.
    Robert Frost
  • The official style is at once humble, polite, curt and disagreeable: it derives partly from that used in Byzantine times by the eunuch slave-secretariat, writing stiffly in the name of His Sacred Majesty, whose confidence they enjoyed, to their fellow-slaves outside the palace precincts — for the Emperor had summary power over everyone; and partly from the style used by the cleric-bureaucracy of the Middle Ages, writing stiffly in the name of the feudal lords to their serfs and, though cautious of offending their employers, protected from injury by being servants of the Church, not of the Crown, and so subject to canon, not feudal, law. The official style of civil servants, so far as it recalls its Byzantine derivation, is written by slaves to fellow-slaves of a fictitious tyrant; and, so far as it recalls its mediaeval derivation, is written by members of a quasi-ecclesiastical body, on behalf of quasi-feudal ministers (who, being politicians, come under a different code of behaviour from theirs) to a serflike public.
    Robert Graves

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