Example sentences for: derivation

How can you use “derivation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • All five trials gave or allowed the calculation of six-hour TOTPAR and the derivation of the number of patients with at least 50%maxTOTPAR.

  • Brooke's derivation of machete from Spanish macho `male' is a folk etymology: the two words are unconnected and the correct etymology may be found on pp. 746-750 of vol.

  • The derivation and meaning of go off half cocked is far off the mark.

  • Oxford just throws up its hands and cries “Derivation unknown,” adding, “None of the etymological conjectures hitherto offered are compatible with the sense-history.”

  • But he adds, very justly, that a derivation from Ital. Dio , God, resting upon the modern English pronunciation of dear , finds no support in the history of the word.


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