derivation

[ der-uh-vey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF derivation
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The opinion of the Yard was divided respecting the derivation of its name.

You should consider how inferior we are to them both in the derivation of our birth and in other particulars.

I find no key to the derivation of the word Heygre in the Etymologists.

He was naturally anxious to make good his derivation of the name.

I say, what 's the derivation of your cockie-leekie,—the etymology of the phrase?

I trust that it has not a more recent and purely English derivation.

Mr. Hotten says that he could never discover the derivation of beong, or beonk.

The derivation and association of ideas are exactly the same.

He once asked Nirada, a boy in his class, the derivation of his name.

The next problem to be considered is the derivation of the word mandragora.

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