Definition of "deriving" []

  • 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)
  • Present participle of derive. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deriving" in a sentence
  • "This doctrine he called “synechism,” a word deriving from the Greek preposition that means “(together) with.”"
  • "Eddie scored some great shots, and I got a cover story that later became a book, The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea, the title deriving from a presidential quote."
  • "He came up with Mrs Buttercup Kennedy, almost certainly Mary Kirk, the nickname deriving from a hat she had once worn."