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derivation

Pronunciation: /ˌderəˈveɪʃən; ˌderɪˈveɪʃən/

Translation of derivation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c [Linguistics/Lingüística] (process) derivación (feminine); (origin) origen (masculine) 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.
    Example sentences
    • From a metalinguistic framework, a first distinction may be proposed between tasks that involve morphological derivation in sentence completion and tasks that place a heavier load on explicit segmentation.
    • Compared with delayed dyslexies, phonological dyslexies were impaired in the suffix deletion task but not in derivation in a sentence context.
    • But there must be some logical explanation and derivation, that fits with the current definition, mustn't there?
    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.
    Example sentences
    • He is of mainly Dutch derivation, with some Japanese ancestry, as well.
    • The argument conveniently ignores the political reality of devolution, ie that we are Europeans through contribution, not derivation.
    • One young man whose derivation, I found out, was by way of Pakistan, had to leave in the middle of the semester.
    1.2 u and c [Mathematics/Matemáticas] (deduction) deducción (feminine); (deriving) derivación (feminine)
    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.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (obtaining) obtención (feminine) the derivation of diesel from crude oil la obtención del diesel a partir del crudo
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    • 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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