|Origin:||dériver, from Latin derivare 'to draw out water', from rivus 'stream'|
Related topics: Chemistry
to get something, especially an advantage or a pleasant feeling, from something
derive pleasure/enjoyment etc
Many students derived enormous satisfaction from the course.
2 also be derived [intransitive and transitive]
to develop or come from something else
This word is derived from Latin.
patterns of behaviour that derive from basic beliefs
3 [transitive]HC technical
to get a chemical substance from another substance
be derived from something
The enzyme is derived from human blood.