Definition of derivational in English:



  • See derivation

    • ‘Presumably, children would rely on the consistent phoneme-to-grapheme conversion rules to spell regular words whereas they might rely on derivational relations to spell morphological words.’
    • ‘Good examples of the former are the special issues in journals on experimental studies of inflectional, morphemic compounding, and derivational morphology in relation to learning to read and spell.’
    • ‘We also have a few derivational processes with similar functions, like bride-to-be and ex-mayor.’
    • ‘In English, there are some derivational morphemes, such as ity, which dramatically affect the phonological shape of the stem.’
    • ‘However, the assumptions that are the ‘building blocks ‘of the derivational dating methods of the physical world are severely cracked.’’