Synonyms for derivation

Synonyms for (noun) derivation

Synonyms: derivation

Definition: the act of deriving something or obtaining something from a source or origin

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: derivation

Definition: drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

Similar words: drawing, drawing off

Definition: act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

Usage: the drawing of water from the well


Synonyms: derivation

Definition: drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

Similar words: drawing, drawing off

Definition: act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

Usage: the drawing of water from the well


Synonyms: filiation, lineage, derivation, ancestry

Definition: inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Similar words: inheritance, hereditary pattern

Definition: (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents


Synonyms: derivation

Definition: a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions

Similar words: inference, illation

Definition: the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation


Synonyms: derivation, deriving, etymologizing

Definition: (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

Similar words: explanation, account

Definition: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

Usage: the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account


Synonyms: derivation

Definition: the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)

Usage: he prefers shoes of Italian derivation; music of Turkish derivation

Similar words: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin

Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being

Usage: the Italian beginning of the Renaissance; Jupiter was the origin of the radiation; Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River; communism's Russian root


Synonyms: derivation

Definition: (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation

Usage: `singer' from `sing' or `undo' from `do' are examples of derivations

Similar words: linguistic process

Definition: a process involved in human language