What does differentiation mean?

Definitions for differentiation
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentiation, distinctionnoun

    a discrimination between things as different and distinct

    "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

  2. differentiationnoun

    the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

  3. specialization, specialisation, differentiationnoun

    (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

    "cell differentiation in the developing embryo"

Wiktionary

  1. differentiationnoun

    The act of differentiating.

  2. differentiationnoun

    The process of determining the derived function of a function.

  3. differentiationnoun

    The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.

  4. differentiationnoun

    The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.

  5. differentiationnoun

    (geology) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types.

ChatGPT

  1. differentiation

    Differentiation is a mathematical process that involves determining the derivative of a function or equation. This derivative represents the rate at which a quantity is changing at a given point. Differentiation helps solve problems that involve rates of change and is a fundamental operation in calculus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differentiationnoun

    the act of differentiating

  2. Differentiationnoun

    the act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination

  3. Differentiationnoun

    the gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes

  4. Differentiationnoun

    the supposed act or tendency in being of every kind, whether organic or inorganic, to assume or produce a more complex structure or functions

Wikidata

  1. Differentiation

    Differentiation in semantics is defined by Löbner as a meaning shift reached by "adding concepts to the original concepts". His example is James Joyce is hard to understand, where understand is differentiated from "perceiving the meaning" to "interpret the text meaning". A related meaning shift is metonymy, where one builds a new concept out of an element of the original concept. In the example mentioned, James Joyce most likely refers to "the work of James Joyce" and not to the author - a metonymical shift. If the name were to refer to the man, understand would be differently differentiated, perhaps one would read it as "interpret the speech articulation" or "comprehend the actions" of the person James Joyce. Meaning shifts are very common among language users, and allow for great flexibility of word usage. It is not to be confused with lexical ambiguity though, words as uttered in a context may have perfectly precise meanings even though in varying contexts they may be used to express widely different meanings.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of differentiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of differentiation in a Sentence

  1. Eric Winograd:

    The name of the game will be differentiation. Don't invest in emerging markets based on an acronym, it's always strange to say that South Korea are the same thing, for example. They're not.

  2. Jonathan Hill:

    In both of those areas, differentiation would be crucial.

  3. Dean Hum:

    This trial confirms 505 is cardioprotective, this is a clear differentiation between 505 and some other compounds.

  4. Bill Maher:

    It says a lot about the differentiation between real people.

  5. Mattia Toaldo:

    Differentiation is a legal prerequisite for the EU in order to avoid violating its own laws, you have to do it legally and by the book, but it is also beneficial to the peace process because it changes the calculations by the Israelis.

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Translations for differentiation

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  • видоизменение, разграничаване, диференциране, раличаване, разграничениеBulgarian
  • differentieringDanish
  • Differenziation, Differentiation, Differenzierung, UnterscheidungGerman
  • διαφοροποίηση, αντιδιαστολήGreek
  • diferenciaciónSpanish
  • eristamineEstonian
  • erkaantuminen, erilaistuminen, määrittely, derivoiminen, erittely, erilaistaminen, differentiaatio, derivointi, differointi, differentioituminenFinnish
  • différenciation, différentiationFrench
  • הבדלהHebrew
  • differenziazioneItalian
  • הַבחָנָהHebrew
  • 微分, 区別, 分化Japanese
  • differensieringNorwegian
  • różniczkowaniePolish
  • diferenciaçãoPortuguese
  • diferențiereRomanian
  • дифференцировка, дифференциация, дифференцирование, разграничение, разделениеRussian
  • derivering, differentieringSwedish
  • farklılaştırma, türevTurkish

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