# derive

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

## Verb

 Plain form derive Third-person singular derives Past tense derived Past participle derived Present participle deriving
1. (transitive & intransitive) If ${\displaystyle X}$ is derived from ${\displaystyle Y}$, ${\displaystyle X}$ comes from ${\displaystyle Y}$ 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.