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French translation of “derive”

derive

verb /diˈraiv/
(with from) to come or develop from
dériver (de)
The word ‘psychology’ is derived from Greek.
to draw or take from (a source or origin)
tirer (de)
We derive comfort from his presence.
derivation /deri-/ noun the source or origin (of a word etc).
dérivation
the process of deriving.
dérivation
derivative /diˈrivətiv/ adjective derived from something else and not original.
sans originalité
(Definition of derive from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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