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EN[dɪˈɹaɪvd]
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    Definition of derived in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFderiveSGderivesPRderivingPREdé-
    1. simple past tense and past participle of derive.
    2. AdjectiveBFderive
      1. (systematics) Of, or pertaining to, conditions unique to the descendant species of a clade, and not found in earlier ancestral species.
        1. (comparable, archaic, taxonomy) Possessing features believed to be more advanced or improved than those other organisms.
          1. product of derivation.
            1. The French language is derived from Latin.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Much of our understanding derives from the study of mice with targeted mutations, finding key transcription factors, growth factors and receptors required for normal palatogenesis.
            • The high impact derives from the farmstock fodder grown with chemicals, transport fuels, and the potent greenhouse gas methane from belching cattle and sheep.
            • Researchers assumed that there was no venom without a delivery system, and so they concluded that venomousness must be a highly derived trait seen in a relatively small fraction of all snake species.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Apocarpous fruits are the ancestral state in Acronychia and subapocarpous and fully syncarpous fruits are derived.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Participles
                  • Past participles
                  • Verb simple past forms
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              Meaning of derived for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "derived" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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