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Adjective: derived  du'rIvd
  1. Formed or developed from something else; not original
    "the belief that classes and organizations are secondary and derived"
Verb: derive  di'rIv
  1. (logic) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    - deduce, infer, deduct
  2. Have the benefit of; obtain something desirable
    "derive pleasure from one's garden";
    - gain
  3. Obtain from a particular source
    "The present name derives from an older form"
  4. Develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
    - educe [formal]
  5. Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    "he derives from humble origins";
    - come, descend

See also: derivable, derivative, plagiarised [Brit], plagiaristic, plagiarized

Type of: conclude, create, evolve, make, obtain, reason, reason out

Antonym: underived

Encyclopedia: Derived