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  Words related to derivation

Related / Similar Words: ancestry, lineage, filiation, deriving, etymologizing

 

Definition:
  • drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation;
  • drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body;
  • inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline;
  • a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions;
  • (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase;
  • the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation";
  • (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer'' from `sing''; `undo'' from `do'';

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    Hyponyms: breed, strain, origin, descent, extraction, pedigree, bloodline

     

    Attributes: purebred, crossbred

     

    Derivational Morphology: derive, come, descend, deduce, infer, deduct, etymologize, etymologise, educe

     

     
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