derivation

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derivation,

in grammar: see inflectioninflection,
in grammar. In many languages, words or parts of words are arranged in formally similar sets consisting of a root, or base, and various affixes. Thus walking, walks, walker have in common the root walk and the affixes -ing, -s, and -er.
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derivation

[‚der·ə′vā·shən]
(mathematics)
The process of deducing a formula.
A function D on an algebra which satisfies the equation D (uv) = uD (v) + vD (u).

derivation

a. the process of deducing a mathematical theorem, formula, etc., as a necessary consequence of a set of accepted statements
b. this sequence of statements
c. the operation of finding a derivative