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One entry found for derivation.
Main Entry: der·i·va·tion
Pronunciation: secondarystressder-schwa-primarystressvamacr-shschwan
Function: noun
1 a : the formation (as by the addition of a prefix or suffix) of a word from another word or root b : an act of finding out or stating how a word was formed c : ETYMOLOGY
2 a : a point of origin : SOURCE b : development from a source : DESCENT c : an act or process of deriving
- der·i·va·tion·al /-shnschwal, -shschwan-schwal/ adjective

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