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derivation

noun [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
Translations of “derivation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 起源,出處, 衍生物,派生物…
in Russian образование (слова)…
in Turkish köken, kaynak, geldiği yer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 起源,出处, 衍生物,派生物…
in Polish derywacja…
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