Definitions for differentiator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dif•fer•en•ti•ate*ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish.

  2. to perceive the difference in or between.

  3. to make different by modification, as a biological species.

  4. Math. to obtain the differential or the derivative of.

    Category: Math

  5. (v.i.)to become unlike or dissimilar.

  6. to make a distinction.

  7. (of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds during development.

    Category: Biology

* Syn: See distinguish.

Origin of differentiate:

1810–20; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentiator, discriminator(noun)

    a person who (or that which) differentiates


  1. differentiator(Noun)

    Anything that differentiates, or causes differentiation (in any sense)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentiator(noun)

    one who, or that which, differentiates


  1. Differentiator

    In electronics, a differentiator is a circuit that is designed such that the output of the circuit is approximately directly proportional to the rate of change of the input. An active differentiator includes some form of amplifier. A passive differentiator circuit is made of only resistors and capacitors.


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