• WordNet 3.6
    • adj derivable capable of being derived
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow
    • a Derivable That can be derived; obtainable by transmission; capable of being known by inference, as from premises or data; capable of being traced, as from a radical; as, income is derivable from various sources. "All honor derivable upon me.""The exquisite pleasure derivable from the true and beautiful relations of domestic life.""The argument derivable from the doxologies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word Popcorn is derived from the middle English word "poppe," which means "explosive sound"
    • derivable Capable of being derived, received, or obtained. Obtainable, as from a source: as, income is derivable from land, money, or stock; an estate derivable from an ancestor.
    • derivable Traceable, as to a source; obtainable by derivation: as, a word derivable from the Greek.
    • derivable Deducible, as from premises.
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  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.”
  • Confucius
    “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.”
  • Holly Ketchel
    Holly Ketchel
    “My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Derive


In literature:

The two qualities are derived from two very different plants.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Inflection, a part of derivation in its wider sense, is separated from derivation properly so called, or from derivation in its limited sense.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Westermarck derived most of his materials for the study of marriage from ethnological materials.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
On the other hand, can the Babylonian narrative be later than, and derived from, the Genesis account?
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
But what dignity is derived from the perseverance in absurdity, is more than ever I could discern.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
The unnecessary application of the rule in question appears most unequivocally in words derived from other languages.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
The advantages derived from this union attracted other towns to the confederacy.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
They believed that he derived his oracles from the inspection of the liquor which he poured into his cup.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
In birds, the same bones are the phylogenetic derivatives of the limbs of reptiles.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Property must be treated as of innocent acquisition and derivation until proved to be of guilty.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
But the great advantages derived from the change were soon perceptible, though not appreciated by others.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
It is almost entirely derived from the inspired air and water.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Can your correspondents say from whence derived?
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
Conventional figure derived from the alligator 176 266.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Ted was my exemplar; from him such knowledge and ability as I acquired were derived.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
All European architecture, bad and good, old and new, is derived from Greece through Rome, and colored and perfected from the East.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Empirical laws are derivative laws, of which the derivation is not known.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
The derivation of the word has been much disputed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
These derivations, 'shocking to common-sense,' are to be distrusted as part of the intoxication of new learning.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The answer is that they neither derived it nor made any attempt to derive it.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace

In poetry:

From out the web of former lives,
The ancient, never-broken chain
Of love and sorrow, loss and gain,
One certain truth my heart derives—
"The Butterfly" by Clark Ashton Smith
How blest are they who still abide
Close sheltered in thy bleeding side,
Who life and strength from thence derive,
And by thee move, and in thee live.
"Hymn XXVI: I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God" by Charles Wesley
You that dispose of all our Lives,
Praise him from whom your Pow'r derives:
Be True and Just, like him, and fear his Word,
As much as Malefactors do your Sword.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
Saviour! pure source of life and zeal intense,
Whose words were peace, whose deeds benificence,
Around thy servant ever may I see
The sunshine of the soul deriv'd from Thee.
"Hymn To The Saviour - I" by William Hayley
Go, distant shores and brighter conquests seek,
But my affection will your scorn survive!
For not from radiant eyes or crimson cheek
My fondness I, or you your power derive;—
"To Lorenzo" by Amelia Opie
I look at the Greek-derived design that nourished my infancy
this Wedgwood copy of the Portland vase:
Someone had given it to my father my eyes at five years old
used to devour it by the hour.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Mild Corn-derived Thickener for Surfactant Irritancy Reduction.
Tolkien and publisher HarperCollins have filed an $80 million lawsuit against Warner Bros studios over the licensing of characters and plots in online and gambling games derived from the films.
KITTY LITTER Clay, silica, and plant-derived alternatives compete to keep your cat's box clean.
To date, the London-based Laureus group (the name is a derivation of the laurel wreath given to Olympic athletes) has backed.
Marriage is about children and family derived by natural law. Swift Enterprises, an Indiana start-up, is pursuing a replacement for 100LL in aviation fuels using biologically derived products.
Studies of synthetically derived HDL have shown that an abundant protein in HDL, apolipoprotein A-I, plays a key role in HDL's cardioprotective anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties.
Optical measurement involves the use of an optical system to relay an image of something so that image can be analyzed to derive measurements of a parameter of interest.
Like the mythological creature from which its company name is derived, Manticore Technology has tried to position itself — and its offerings — as multifaceted.
The Maremma Sheepdog is derived from the ancient shepherd dogs used in the Maremma and Abruzzes regions of Italy.
The complex derivatives behind the current financial havoc aren't literally martingales , but what's wrong with the martingale is one of the things that's wrong with the derivatives.
Matthew Ianniello, second from right, was known as " Matty the Horse," a mob name derived from his powerful physique and his early career as an enforcer.
Although he derived his play from a sixteenth-century Italian story in which there is an explicit reference to the Moor 's "hot nature" as driving him easily to "anger and revenge," nothing of this sort appears in the play.
Others say a good chunk of Mr Romney's success derives from the anti-Obama sentiment that runs rampant within conservative ranks — not necessarily shrinking levels of skepticism about Mormonism .
DEA Now Monitoring Krokodil, a Deadly Morphine Derivative.

In science:

Since the differential d is a derivation with respect to the ordinary multiplication of functions we have that the map (f , g ) 7→ df · d∗g , for f , g ∈ C ∞ (M , R), is also a derivation on each of its arguments.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
We refer to [SXZ] for the classification of derivation-simple algebras when the derivations are locally-finite.
Central Simple Poisson Algebras
Note that a nonzero derivation d~α,µ of A(0) is locally finite (cf. (1.13)) if and only if it is a homogeneous derivation of degree ~α = 0.
Central Simple Poisson Algebras
This provides a three-dimensional Liouville field theory, with the strange feature that the action involves fourth derivative terms instead of second derivative terms.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
However, since the process is non-Markovian due to the fourth derivatives it is quite difficult; even for the simpler problem of one field, with an action containing only fourth derivative and no other terms, this problem was solved only relatively recently .
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Since any λ ∈ Hom(Γ, IF + ) (where IF + is the additive group IF ) gives rise a derivation ∂λ : Pα∈Γ fαα 7→ Pα∈Γ fαλ(α)α, if we take a IF -subspace ∆ of Hom(Γ, IF + ), then we have the commutative subalgebra D = {∂λ | λ ∈ ∆} of derivations.
Simple algebras of Weyl type
The Einstein equation and contracted Bianchi identity may then be written in a firstorder form expressing ∆± derivatives of the dynamical fields (ϑ± , ν± , ς± , ω , Ω, f , k , s±) in terms of the dynamical fields and their first and second transverse derivatives.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
Let W (1, N ) (resp. W ((1, N ))) be the Lie superalgebra of all continuous derivations of ∧(1, N ) (resp. all derivations of ∧((1, N ))).
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
Thus, the derivation T of A(R) induces a derivation of bs[[t]], which we denote by bT .
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
TBRE derived from GOE Hamiltonians are T -invariant, while those derived from GUE ones are not .
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
These derivations extend to derivations of the Lie algebra ˙g ⊗ R.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
We have thus derived Eq. (2) with F = F R and ˜F = t0F I . A similar derivation holds for the truncated BFKL models with n poles, and in particular for the 2-pole model (Sec. 6).
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
Y , and from the t-derivative and n-derivative of Y .
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation
To do this take the principal part (the part containing the derivatives of the highest order) and replace each derivative ∂i by ξi .
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
Since linearized perturbation equations for the case without gas pressure were already derived (Parker & Jopikii 2000), the detailed derivation is not repeated here.
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability