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v. de·rived, de·riv·ing, de·rives
a. To obtain or receive from a source: a dance that is derived from the samba; confidence that is derived from years of experience.
b. Chemistry To produce or obtain (a compound) from another substance by chemical reaction.
2. Linguistics
a. To trace the origin or development of (a word).
b. To generate (a linguistic structure) from another structure or set of structures.
3. To arrive at by reasoning; deduce or infer: derive a conclusion from facts.
To be derived from a source; originate. See Synonyms at stem1.

[Middle English deriven, to be derived from, from Old French deriver, from Latin dērīvāre, to derive, draw off : dē-, de- + rīvus, stream; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]

de·riv′a·ble adj.
de·riv′er n.
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Mais de ce meme Islam, elle a fait deriver une religion qui n'a pas cesse, a travers les siecles, de donner une force irreductible a tout ce qui, du fond d'un peuple, peut s'opposer au pouvoir de l'Eetat.
Wishing anonymity, a deriver said dozens of kidnappings and robbery cases were taking place almost on daily basis.
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