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Definitions for differentiate
ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪtdif·fer·en·ti·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartverb

    mark as different

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

  2. distinguish, mark, differentiateverb

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

    "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

  3. differentiateverb

    calculate a derivative; take the derivative

  4. differentiateverb

    become different during development

    "cells differentiate"

  5. speciate, differentiate, specialize, specialiseverb

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

  6. differentiateverb

    become distinct and acquire a different character

Wiktionary

  1. differentiateverb

    To show, or be the distinction between two things.

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

  2. differentiateverb

    To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.

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

  3. differentiateverb

    To modify, or be modified.

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

  4. differentiateverb

    To calculate the derivative of a function.

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

  5. differentiateverb

    To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.

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

  6. differentiateverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentiateverb

    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. Differentiateverb

    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. Differentiateverb

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

  4. Differentiateverb

    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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of differentiate in a Sentence

  1. Graham Buck:

    Newer market entrants that differentiate their offerings by service quality or value for money can capitalise on any complacency from their more established competitors and gain ground across market, mind and wallet share.

  2. Steve Lindsay:

    We took the socks that had captured the scent of the children overnight and flew them to the UK, where the dogs were trained to smell and differentiate samples that were infected or not.

  3. Paul Dergarabedian:

    Barco Escape proves that a furtherance of the in-theater experience to even greater immersive levels is part of an overall strategy to differentiate the theatrical experience from the in-home experience.

  4. Niall Mottram:

    Being able to hit a moving target is challenging. And hitting a moving target that varies in appearance is even more so. So being able to differentiate from color and shape, and then being able to calculate how quickly you're moving and therefore at what point you should dispense so that you hit your target; that requires some pretty sophisticated algorithms.

  5. Rebecca West:

    I...have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist when I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.

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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
  • дифференци́ровать, дифференцироватьRussian
  • skiljs åt, särskilja, differentiera, partialderivera, deriveraSwedish
  • диференціюватиUkrainian

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