derivation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “derivation” in the English Dictionary

"derivation" in British English

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derivationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌder.ɪˈveɪ.ʃən/
the ​origin of something, such as a word, from which another ​form has ​developed, or the new ​form itself
(Definition of derivation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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derivationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌder·əˈveɪ·ʃən/
the ​origin from which something ​developed: Does anyone ​know the derivation of the word “OK”?
(Definition of derivation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “derivation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源,出处, 衍生物,派生物…
in Turkish köken, kaynak, geldiği yer…
in Russian образование (слова)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 起源,出處, 衍生物,派生物…
in Polish derywacja…
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