derivation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌderɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
singularderivation
pluralderivations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the origin of something
    1. b.
      [countable] a word that comes from another language

      The name of the town is a French derivation.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the process of getting something from something else