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derive (something) from (someone or something)

1. To gain something from a particular source. Liz definitely derived her athletic ability from her father, who used to be a professional baseball player. My mother derives great joy from cooking, but I simply don't.
2. To originate or emerge from a particular source. I think this word derives from Greek, but what does it say in the dictionary?
3. To trace the genesis or origin of something to a particular source. After a period of careful study, the linguist derived that term from Latin.
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derive from something

to come from something; to evolve from something. (Usually in reference to a word and its etymological history.) This word derives from an ancient Celtic word. What does the English word skirt derive from?
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derive something from someone or something

to draw or abstract something from someone or something. She derives a lot of spiritual support from her religion. She derives her patience from her mother.
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derive something from something

to show how something is descended from something else. Is it possible to derive this word from Greek? Is this word derived from Latin?
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derive from

1. To obtain or receive something from some source: I derive great pleasure from listening to music.
2. To issue or originate from some source: The word "peninsula" derives from the Latin words for "almost" and "island."
3. To trace the origin or development of something, as a word, from some source: The language scholar derived the word from ancient Greek.
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As long as each vendor in the production chain retains the benefits and burdens of ownership during its MPGE of its own items of QPP, the gross receipts each derives from the sale of its own products to a downstream customer will be included within its DPGR.
863-9(f), Example 11 (provider of Internet access derives communication income; replication of sites to speed up response considered de minimis).
Lanza to provide expert advice as they explore alternative ways to derive stem cells and make recommendations for the nation's public policy officials.
While the Connecticut compost derives from a mixture of three parts household waste to one part filler, New York's comprises two parts leaves and two parts chipped Christmas trees to one part municipal waste.
This and other evidence suggests that kerogen derives from "selectively preserved" macromolecules that resist degradation and that once played protective functions in organisms, says Tegelaar, now with Arco Oil and gas Co.
BrainStorm recently announced that it had successfully used its stem cell technology to derive oligodendrocyte-like cells as a potential therapy for Multiple Sclerosis.
Other players such as Derives Resiniques ET Terpeniqes (DRT) (France), Arizona Chemical LLC (U.
BEA derives seasonally adjusted estimates of the QCEW data using the X-12 ARIMA seasonal adjustment routine from the Census Bureau.
Triangular rule: This rule denies treaty benefits when an Austrian enterprise derives interest or royalties from the U.
Triangular rule: Like the treaties with South Africa and Switzerland, this rule imposes a 15% withholding tax when a resident of one CS derives dividends, interest or royalties from the other CS, the income is attributable to a PE in a third jurisdiction, and the profits of that PE are subject to an aggregate effective tax rate in the CS of residence and the third jurisdiction that is less than 50% of the general rate of company tax applicable in the CS of residence (i.