Hypertext Webster Gateway: "derived"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Derive \De*rive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Derived}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deriving}.] [F. d['e]river, L. derivare; de- + rivus
stream, brook. See {Rival}.]
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. [Obs.]

For fear it [water] choke up the pits . . . they
[the workman] derive it by other drains. --Holland.

Her due loves derived to that vile witch's share.

Derived to us by tradition from Adam to Noah. --Jer.

2. To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by
descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; --
followed by from.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: determined by mathematical computation; "the calculated
velocity of a bullet"; "a derived value" [syn: {calculated}]
2: formed or developed from something else; not original; "the
belief that classes and organizations are secondary and
derived"- John Dewey [ant: {underived}]

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