Example sentences for: derivation

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

  • The observation of transcript splicing, protein homology and/or derivation from multiple independent libraries for any given set of putative antisense ESTs is evidence against genomic contamination.

  • When asked for the derivation of a word of which the etymology had not been worked out, he adopted a rationing system: he did the best he could with the resources available in his study in the space of half an hour.

  • However, the American Heritage Dictionary includes in the derivation of muzzle the “Gallo-Roman musellum (unattested).”

  • In addition to creating new icons by derivation, compound icons representing complex structures can be built by aggregating icons according to common-sense structural rules (for example, a 'molecular site', but not a cell, can be part of a molecule).

  • The monumental Victorian houses of Nob Hill — home of the “nobs,” possibly a derivation of “nabobs” — burned down in the 1906 earthquake, and only the imposing brownstone house of James Flood, now the very exclusive Pacific Union Club, survived.


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