deriving deriving  /də ˈraɪ vɪŋ/


  • (n) (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase



  1. I think another aspect to that has to do with to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
  2. The President is hopeful that with time scientists can find ways of deriving cells like those now derived from human embryos but without the need for using embryos.
  3. Washington has so far skirted the complicated issues deriving from the need for further recapitalization of its financial system.


  1. Speed Bumps Remain for Electric Cars; Incentives Could Recharge Interest

    NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric cars are beginning to post all sorts of impressive numbers. Recently the 100,000 th plug-in vehicle was sold. And last year, roughly 440,000 cars deriving ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Undercover cops bust two for allegedly running prostitution houses in Lake Worth

    Two Lake Worth men are facing charges of maintaining a prostitution house and deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution, after undercover police officers raided two houses in the city this weekend.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Palm Beach Post

  3. Wendy’s Frosty Licker Joins the Recent Trend of Fast Food Social Media Snafus

    Who really knows what goes on behind the scenes at fast food restaurants? I mean, who really knows? Sure, we all just assume that the people handling our food aren’t deriving pleasure from making it as disgusting as humanly possible …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WebProNews


  1. Thomas Jefferson once wrote of principles that should guide government, stating, "Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

  2. "AIG's obligation to be transparent, its obligation to report honest financials and its obligation to permit consumers to know what fees its agents and brokers will be deriving from sales, are going to define a new level of transparency in the...
    on Feb 9, 2006 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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