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American English: /ˌdɛrəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /dɛrɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of derivation in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable or countable (Linguistics) (process) the derivation of this word is uncertain
    el origen de esta palabra es incierto
    Example sentences
    • Often, he explains the linguistic derivation of a word or idiom.
    • These differences relate to the historical derivation of the words in question: whether they were acquired directly from Latin or through French.
    • On this account, the word based theories posit that lexical relations in Semitic languages are linked to derivations involving lexemes and morphemes.
  • 2 uncountable or countable (Mathematics) (deduction)
    Example sentences
    • The work is a survey of Kerala mathematics and, very unusually for an Indian mathematical text, it contains proofs of the theorems and gives derivations of the rules it contains.
    • After Arbogast died in 1803, Français inherited his mathematical papers and continued to work on the calculus of derivations.
    • Here is a mathematical derivation of the two values.
    Example sentences
    • But here is an elementary (no calculus) derivation that pulls together several useful but mostly disregarded in the pre-college mathematics ideas.
    • Sometimes when going through a long algebraic derivation, I will ask each student in turn: ‘Clara, what is the next step in solving for [lambda]?’
    • His derivation of the estimates is a tour de force and the applications in algebraic geometry are beautiful.
  • 3 uncountable (obtaining) the derivation of diesel from crude oil
    la obtención del diesel a partir del crudo
    Example sentences
    • Although not a definitive indicator, the lack of abrasion is consistent with derivation from nearby sources.
    • This suggests derivation from a similar source and/or a similar depositional age.
    • But notice that this just pushes the assumption back, and eventually one will reach the beginning of the original derivation.
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