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One entry found for derive.
Main Entry: de·rive
Pronunciation: di-primarystressrimacrv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): de·rived; de·riv·ing
1 : to receive or obtain from a source
2 : to arrive at by reasoning and observation : INFER, DEDUCE
3 : to trace the origin, descent, or derivation of
4 : to come from a certain source or basis <the tradition derives from ancient practices>
- de·riv·able /-primarystressrimacr-vschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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