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der·i·va·tion

derivation

 
 
pronunciation:
de rih veI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: act of process of deriving or coming from.
synonyms:
deduction
similar words:
development, etymology
definition 2: something taken from a root or source; something derived.
synonyms:
deduction
similar words:
conclusion, consequence, product
definition 3: a word formed by adding an affix to another word.
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derivation: derivational (adj.)