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    Question About Derivation

    Hi, At Cambridge Dictionary for “albino” has been said this word has a derived word called “albino”;
    my question is: I don’t know how can one word would have had one derived Word just like itself, i mean both of them is written “albino”. i googled but i couldn’t found any answer.
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    Re: About Derivation

    What? Where do you see something called a "derived word" on that page?

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    Re: About Derivation

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What? Where do you see something called a "derived word" on that page?
    here; A Derived word that is Adjective!

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    Re: About Derivation

    It simply means that the adjective form comes from the noun form.

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    Re: About Derivation

    I'm afraid I don't understand your confusion. This word has a definition as a noun and as an adjective. Lots of words function as more than one part of speech. Lots of nouns can find use as an adjective as well. Like "car" in "car door."

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    Re: About Derivation

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I'm afraid I don't understand your confusion. This word has a definition as a noun and as an adjective. Lots of words function as more than one part of speech. Lots of nouns can find use as an adjective as well. Like "car" in "car door."
    yes, i know lots of words have more than one part of speech but my question is At derivation words, can both of them write like together?

    if this word has two part of speech as None and adjective why second part of speech is written derive word for main word,

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    Re: About Derivation

    It is likely that noun form preceded the adjective form.

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