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derivation

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derivation/ˌderəˈveɪʃən/noun
pluralderivations
derivation
/ˌderəˈveɪʃən/
noun
pluralderivations
Learner's definition of DERIVATION  
: the origin of a word
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   b [noncount] : the act of forming a word from another word
[noncount] : the source or origin of something
   b [count] : an act or process by which one thing is formed or created from another
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