derive

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Derive is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
derive

Third-person singular
derives

Past tense
derived

Past participle
derived

Present participle
deriving

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If X is derived from Y, X comes from Y in the way that one idea comes from another.
    He derived a lot of pleasure from teaching.
    Many current theories about learning are derived from Piaget's earlier theories.

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