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derivation

der·i·va·tion

derivation

 
 
pronunciation:
de rih veI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, fact, or process of deriving or being derived.
synonyms:
acquisition, deduction, extraction, inference
similar words:
conjecture, development, etymology
definition 2: the source from which a thing is derived.
synonyms:
fountainhead, origin, root, source
similar words:
lineage, pedigree, provenance, wellspring
definition 3: something taken from a root or source; something derived.
synonyms:
acquisition, corollary, deduction, extract, inference
similar words:
conclusion, conjecture, consequence, product, surmise
definition 4: a word formed by adding an affix to another word.
The words "happiness" and "unhappy" are derivations of the word "happy."
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derivation: derivational (adj.)