Definition of Deriving

1. Noun. (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase.

Exact synonyms: Derivation, Etymologizing
Category relationships: Diachronic Linguistics, Diachrony, Historical Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Account, Explanation
Derivative terms: Derive, Derive, Etymologize



Definition of Deriving

1. Verb. (present participle of derive) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deriving

1. derive [v] - See also: derive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deriving

derived
derived function
derived group
derived groups
derived protein
derived subgroup
derived subgroups
derived unit
derivedness
derivednesses
derivement
derivements
deriver
derivers
derives
deriving (current term)
derivitization
derivitizations
derm
derm-
derma
derma-
dermabrader
dermabraders
dermabrasion
dermabrasions
dermacentor
dermad
dermagraphy
dermahemia

Literary usage of Deriving

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"There are two rights and two duties deriving What from neutrality for neutrals, and likewise two forf^ht" belligerents. Neut¬Ľu Duties of neutrals are, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"An elongated form of captive balloon, fitted and deriving increased lift due ... Ornithopter, a form of aircraft deriving its support and propelling force ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... designedly left open, for a mixed multitude of more than a thousand persons, who reflected disgrace upon their rank, instead of deriving honour from it. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"Todd's edition of Johnson, however, humorously enough suggests our deriving it from our English word fun (Sax. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1821)
"and a legacy to her separate use, affect the marital rights of 1818. the husband, deriving no benefit from the will. Brodie v. Barry, 2 Ves. ff Sea. 127. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... or servants for others, deriving no benefit from it themselves. Such were the cases of the hospitals, and such was the case of- Mr. Waldo's charity ..."

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