derive from sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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derive from sth

phrasal verb with derive uk   us   /dɪˈraɪv/ verb
C1 to come from something: The ​English word "​olive" is ​derived from the ​Latin word "oliva".
(Definition of derive from sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “derive from sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 来自于,源自…
in Chinese (Traditional) 來自於,源自…
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