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Definitions for differentia
ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə; -ʃiˌidif·fer·en·ti·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentianoun

    distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)

GCIDE

  1. differentianoun

    the set of characteristics distinguishing an entity from related entities.

  2. differentianoun

    (Logic) The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species, by which it is distinguished from other members of its genus; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference; as, a proper definition must have both genus and differentia.

Wiktionary

  1. differentianoun

    A distinguishing feature which marks something off from other members of the same family.

  2. differentianoun

    The attribute that distinguishes a species from others of the same genus

  3. Etymology: From differentia.

Wikipedia

  1. Differentia

    In scholastic logic, differentia is one of the predicables. It is that part of a definition which is predicable in a given genus only of the definiendum; or the corresponding "metaphysical part" of the object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentianoun

    the formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference

  2. Etymology: [L. See Difference.]

Freebase

  1. Differentia

    Renton Thurston enjoys his life with Charles and Ray Beams, and they have been given a job; to travel to a city to pick up a Vodarac girl and transport her to the Vodarac Sanctuary, where she can rest in peace. Renton's intentions are different to that of the girl's parents, so he decides to go off on his own with the girl to find another city hospital. But humankind and its monstrous nature of hatred and prejudice, have become obstacles in Renton's way.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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