Definitions for differentiateˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)

    mark as different

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

  2. distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)

    be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

    "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

  3. differentiate(verb)

    calculate a derivative; take the derivative

  4. differentiate(verb)

    become different during development

    "cells differentiate"

  5. speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise(verb)

    evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment

  6. differentiate(verb)

    become distinct and acquire a different character

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. differentiate(Verb)

    To show, or be the distinction between two things.

  2. differentiate(Verb)

    To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.

  3. differentiate(Verb)

    To modify, or be modified.

  4. differentiate(Verb)

    To calculate the derivative of a function.

  5. differentiate(Verb)

    To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.

  6. differentiate(Verb)

    To produce distinct organs or to achieve specific functions by a process of development called differentiation.

  7. Origin: From *, past participle of *, from differentia; see difference.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Differentiate(verb)

    to distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize

  2. Differentiate(verb)

    to express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate

  3. Differentiate(verb)

    to obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation

  4. Differentiate(verb)

    to acquire a distinct and separate character

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3600

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Verbs Frequency: #1018


Translations for differentiate

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  • видоизменям, разграничавам се, диференцирам, отличавам се, различавам сеBulgarian
  • derivovat, rozlišovatCzech
  • diskriminieren, unterscheiden, differenzierenGerman
  • diferencigiEsperanto
  • diferenciarSpanish
  • muuttua, erilaistua, erota, erottua, differentioida, derivoida, muuttaa, erilaistaa, erottaaFinnish
  • הבדילHebrew
  • discrimineren, differentiëren, onderscheiden, afleidenDutch
  • różniczkować, różnicować, odróżniać, różnić sięPolish
  • diferențiaRomanian
  • дифференци́роватьRussian
  • skiljs åt, särskilja, differentiera, partialderivera, deriveraSwedish

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