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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·rive /dɪˈraɪv, di-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·rive /dɪˈraɪv/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·rive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Derived p. pr. & vb. n. Deriving.]
 1. To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon. [Obs.]
    For fear it [water] choke up the pits . . . they [the workman] derive it by other drains.   --Holland.
    Her due loves derived to that vile witch's share.   --Spenser.
    Derived to us by tradition from Adam to Noah.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
 3. To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.
    From these two causes . . . an ancient set of physicians derived all diseases.   --Arbuthnot.
 4. Chem. To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
 Syn: -- To trace; deduce; infer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·rive v. i. To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.
 Power from heaven
 Derives, and monarchs rule by gods appointed.   --Prior.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce,
           infer, deduct]
      2: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" [syn: gain]
      3: come from; "The present name derives from an older form"
      4: develop or evolve, especially from a latent or potential
         state [syn: educe]
      5: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for
         example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble
         family"; "he comes from humble origins" [syn: come, descend]