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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. derivation: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. derivation: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. derivation: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. derivation: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. derivation: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. derivation: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Derivation, derivation: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. derivation: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. derivation: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. derivation: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. derivation: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. derivation: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Derivation, derivation: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. derivation: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. derivation: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Derivation (abstract algebra), Derivation (algebra), Derivation (calculus), Derivation (differential algebra), Derivation (linguistics), Derivation (mathematical logic), Derivation: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Derivation: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. derivation: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. derivation: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. derivation: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. derivation: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. derivation: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. derivation: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. derivation: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. derivation: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. derivation: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. derivation: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  2. Derivation: Lexicon of Linguistics [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. derivation: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. derivation: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. derivation: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. Derivation: A Glossary of Mathematical Terms [home, info]
  2. Derivation: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  3. derivation: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]
  4. derivation: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (derivation)

noun:  drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation
noun:  drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body
noun:  a line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions
noun:  the source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues) ("He prefers shoes of Italian derivation")
noun:  (descriptive linguistics) the process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: `singer' from `sing'; `undo' from `do'
noun:  (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
noun:  inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

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