Example sentences for: derive

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

  • "Quantitative deficiencies chiefly derive from library growth but also from growing program diversity (e.g.

  • In most cases the invested balances of these funds derive predominantly from the funds' earmarked taxes, which are nonexchange transactions with the public (e.g.

  • Preparing a monolingual English dictionary, lexicographers who are native speakers of English may often turn to citations of usage in context to derive or verify senses of some words; but for words whose meanings they already know, they can rely on their own knowledge and use citations for confirmation.

  • Over the ERC's first five years, its grant is expected to grow from around €500 million/year to €2 billion/year, and to derive from a reallocation of funds within the EU's budget rather than from any top-up contributions from Member States.

  • The name Longmen, which means “Dragon’s Gate,” might derive from the lie of the land here: cliffs standing like gate towers rise on either side of the River Yi.


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