Good morning, everyone. I have a file and I divided it into three parts, say file F is divided into three parts A, B and C. Is it right if I say "Part A comes from file F" or "Part A is derived from file F"? Thanks in advance.
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comes from would be the common usage.
derived from would be more applicable in a technical context.
You can say
A is a part of file F.
Part A comes from file F
This would mean that you've simply taken part A out of file F
Part A is derived from file F
This would mean that you've taken part of file F and then edited and modified it somehow. Normally you wouldn't call that a 'part'. Instead you might say that "File G is derived from part A of file F".