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Definition of "derives" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of derive. (verb)

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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."