What does differentiate mean?

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 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

Wiktionary

  1. differentiate(Verb)

    To show, or be the distinction between two things.

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

  2. differentiate(Verb)

    To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.

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

  3. differentiate(Verb)

    To modify, or be modified.

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

  4. differentiate(Verb)

    To calculate the derivative of a function.

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

  5. differentiate(Verb)

    To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.

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

  6. differentiate(Verb)

    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. 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

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How to say differentiate in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Gao Liangyu:

    I don't think airlines shares overall are good investment for the longer term given their high operating cost and the cyclical nature of the industry, however, Spring's no-frills model and flexibility has helped to differentiate itself from others just like Southwest Airline had done in the United States.

  3. Rebecca West:

    I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

  4. Reuven Rivlin:

    I stand before you in shock and in pain. ... Terror that does not differentiate between people, between creeds. ... Your beloved Zidan, one of this state's best sons, didn't hesitate and didn't waver, israel Reuven Rivlin was among the first to reach the scene of the massacre, among the first to protect the people of Jerusalem. Your dear Zidan Saif stood fearlessly before the terrorists and used Israel Reuven Rivlin own body to block their attack, to block their fire.

  5. Graham Buck:

    While high street banks continue to perform strongly, there are clear examples of other FX providers gaining market share, particularly in the Micro and SME segments, 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.

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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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