Definitions for differentiateˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dif•fer•en•ti•ate*ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(v.t.)to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish.
to perceive the difference in or between.
to make different by modification, as a biological species.
Math. to obtain the differential or the derivative of.
(v.i.)to become unlike or dissimilar.
to make a distinction.
(of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds during development.
* Syn: See distinguish.
Origin of differentiate:
1810–20; < ML
distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)
mark as different
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
calculate a derivative; take the derivative
become different during development
speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialise(verb)
evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
become distinct and acquire a different character
To show, or be the distinction between two things.
To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.
To modify, or be modified.
To calculate the derivative of a function.
To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.
To produce distinct organs or to achieve specific functions by a process of development called differentiation.
Origin: From *, past participle of *, from differentia; see difference.
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
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
to obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation
to acquire a distinct and separate character
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3600
Rank popularity for the word 'differentiate' in Verbs Frequency: #1018
Translations for differentiate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to see or be able to tell a difference (between)
I cannot even differentiate a blackbird and a starling.
- diferenciarPortuguese (BR)
- odlišit, rozlišitCzech
- unterscheiden zwischenGerman
- se forskel; differentiere mellemDanish
- διακρίνω (τη διαφορά)Greek
- diferenciar, distinguirSpanish
- تشخیص دادن؛ جدا کردنFarsi
- विभेद जान लेनाHindi
- gera greinarmunáIcelandic
- skjelne mellom, holde atskilt/fra hverandreNorwegian
- تشخیص دادن؛ جدا کردنPersian
- تشخيصوونكى، توپير دموټر هغه ګير چه ګړ نديتوب ته تغيير وركوېPashto
- a diferenţia, a deosebiRomanian
- hålla isär, skilja mellan (på)Swedish
- ayırt etmek, farkı görmekTurkish
- 區別Chinese (Trad.)
- امتیاز کرناUrdu
- phân biệtVietnamese
- 区别Chinese (Simp.)
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