Definition of "derives" []

  • To draw or be drawn (from) in source or origin; trace or be traced (verb)
  • To deduce; infer (verb)
  • To trace the source or development of (verb)
  • To produce or be produced (from) by a chemical reaction (verb)
  • To obtain (a function) by applying a sequence of steps (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of derive. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "derives" in a sentence
  • "The term derives from the Latin verb spirare meaning "to breathe.""
  • "The term derives from the Greek helios for sun and graph for writing."
  • "In psychology, persona means the personality an individual projects to others; the term derives from the Latin word referring to masks worn by Etruscan actors."