This page has 15 definitions of derive with English translations in 5 languages. Derive is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use derive in a sentence are shown. Also define these 23 related words and terms: obtain, receive, logic, deduce, conclusion, reasoning, linguistics, derivation, word, phrase, chemistry, create, compound, reaction, originate, stem, divert, derivar, deriva, usted, yo, él, and ella.
English derive definition
- (transitive) To obtain or receive (something) from something else.
- 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
- Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
Receive definitionTo take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, etc.; to accept; to be given something. (1 of 10 receive definitions)
- (transitive, logic) To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.
- (transitive, linguistics) To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).
Linguistics definitionThe scientific study of language.
- The smallest discrete unit of spoken language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more phonemes and one or more morphemes
- The smallest discrete unit of written language with a particular meaning, composed of one or more letters or symbols and one or more morphemes
- A discrete, meaningful unit of language approved by an authority or native speaker (compare non-word).
- (transitive, chemistry) To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.
- (intransitive) To originate or stem (from).
- her excellent organisation skills derive from her time as a secretary in the army
Stem definitionThe stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors. (1 of 17 stem definitions)
- To turn the course of (water, etc.); to divert and distribute into subordinate channels.
- 1601, G[aius] Plinius Secundus [i.e., Pliny the Elder], “(please specify |book=I to XXXVII)”, in Philemon Holland, transl., The Historie of the VVorld. Commonly Called, The Natvrall Historie of C. Plinivs Secvndus. […], (please specify |tome=1 or 2), London: […] Adam Islip, published 1635, OCLC 1180792622:Book 33
- For fear it [water] choke up the pits […] they [the workman] deriue it by other drains.
- derive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- derive in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
Asturian derive definition
Italian derive definition
derive f pl
- plural of
Deriva definitioninflection of derivar: third-person singular present indicative second-person singular imperative (1 of 3 deriva definitions)
Portuguese derive definition
- inflection of :
Spanish derive definition
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of derivar.
Usted definitionsecond person formal; you (singular) (1 of 2 usted definitions)
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of derivar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of derivar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of derivar.