Example sentences for: derivations

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

  • Charts showing the chief languages and their derivations can be found in many dictionaries—inside the front cover of The Random House Unabridged , for example.

  • By choosing from the time-frequency atoms, fitted to EEG by the MP algorithm, those conforming to the above criteria, we obtain a detailed, automatic and high-resolution parametrization of the relevant structures, which correspond to sleep spindles [ 9 10 ] . Figures 10and 11present results of such a procedure carried out for several derivations of an overnight sleep EEG recording.

  • For example, some have derivations distinctly removed from the equipment used or the court on which the game is played.

  • Knocked for a feather meaning `greatly surprised' could be a humorous blend of knocked for a loop and knocked over with a feather , just as fleazy is perhaps a blend of flea and sleazy . To go on a bilge or drinking spree used by three Northern informants is perhaps an alteration of to go on a binge , or perhaps a punning alteration, or perhaps a pronunciation variant, with l substituted for n , as in chimney/chimley . For lack of evidence, all of these derivations are essentially guesses.

  • The differences are hard to discern, but no matter, for the book is a user-friendly excursion through the history of the language, with many good examples of loanwords, derivations, and other linguistic incunabula, curiosa, and paraphernalia interestingly presented in a lively fashion by a good writer.


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