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Definition of Derive

Derive

  1. To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.
  2. To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
  3. To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.
  4. To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
  5. To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.

Derive Quotations

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Srikumar Rao

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Blaise Pascal

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
Maria Montessori

The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
Georg Simmel

I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.
James Naismith
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Derive Translations

derive in Dutch is aftappen
derive in German is ableiten, Ableitung, ableiten
derive in Italian is derivare, derivazione
derive in Norwegian is avlede, utlede
derive in Spanish is derivar
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