# 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
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Most of the latter derivation type are found in the new data.
This study focuses on the limits between the morphological phenomena of inflection and derivation or, more specifically, on the ways in which these processes overlap in Old English nouns which contain the suffixal morphemes -a, -e, -o and -u.
for all 1 [less than or equal to] i [less than or equal to] n + 1, then G makes a derivation step from u to v according to p = ([A.
My view of its derivation appears to be shared by Ms Taylor's son.
George Daley, who directed the study, wrote, "Our analysis shows that the recombination pattern of SCNT-hES-1 is distinct from that of an ntES line and is consistent with its derivation from a parthenogenetic embryo.
The peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients in the derivation and validation cohorts were stratified by their clinical characteristics at baseline, and their outcomes were tracked during an average follow-up of 8 years.
The overall estimated 10-year mortality of all patients in the derivation group was determined by the investigators to be 42%.
Designing this building in opposition to the ubiquitous white cube gallery, in an attempt to create a unique place for a unique collection, its architect, Hitoshi Abe, describes the derivation of its internal form as a specific response to the eight pieces of art that it contains.
This consensus is, in fact, irrelevant to the derivation of moral principles.
The North, which was all along uncomfortable with the conference, opposed virtually every proposal the Southern zones tabled, but eventually agreed to a 17% revenue allocation on the principle of derivation, insisting that the presidency oscillates between the North and the South.
These centers are using oceanographic chemistry, genomics, proteomics, risk prevention, and public health approaches to address three specific areas in oceans and human health research: harmful algal blooms, water- and vectorborne pathogens, and the derivation of marine biopharmaceuticals.
However, Reichert writes about human rights as moral imperatives without any explicit discussion of their moral derivation or the fact that they only really make sense from a moral perspective.

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