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Definitions of derive:
  • verb:   obtain
    Example: "Derive pleasure from one's garden"
  • verb:   develop or evolve, especially from a latent or potential state
  • verb:   come from
    Example: "The present name derives from an older form"
  • verb:   come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
  • verb:   reason by deduction; establish by deduction

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