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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dih-rahyv]
    • /dɪˈraɪv/
    • /dɪ.ˈraɪ.vəbl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dih-rahyv]
    • /dɪˈraɪv/

Definitions of derivable word

  • verb with object derivable to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from). 1
  • verb with object derivable to trace from a source or origin: English words derived from German. 1
  • verb with object derivable to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer. 1
  • verb with object derivable Chemistry. to produce or obtain (a substance) from another. 1
  • verb with object derivable Grammar. to create (a new linguistic form) by adding affixes to or changing the shape of a root or base: The word “runner” is derived from “run.”. 1
  • verb without object derivable to come from a source or origin; originate (often followed by from). 1

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Origin of derivable

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English diriven, deriven to flow, draw from, spring < Anglo-French, Old French deriver < Latin dērīvāre to lead off, equivalent to dē- de- + rīv(us) a stream + -āre infinitive suffix

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Parts of speech for Derivable


derivable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

derivable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for derivable

adj derivable

  • a priori — An a priori argument, reason, or probability is based on an assumed principle or fact, rather than on actual observed facts.
  • available — If something you want or need is available, you can find it or obtain it.
  • determinable — able to be decided, fixed, or found out
  • dogmatic — relating to or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas or any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc., as those laid down by a church; doctrinal: We hear dogmatic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum.
  • likely — probably or apparently destined (usually followed by an infinitive): something not likely to happen.

adjective derivable

  • deducible — to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed; infer: From the evidence the detective deduced that the gardener had done it.

adverb derivable

  • deductive — Deductive reasoning involves drawing conclusions logically from other things that are already known.

Antonyms for derivable

adj derivable

  • underivable — to receive or obtain from a source or origin (usually followed by from).

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