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Differentiate

Differentiate Meaning & Definition
Differentiate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Differentiate?

[v] become distinct and acquire a different character
[v] evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment, of populations of plants and animals
[v] become different during development; of cells
[v] calculate a derivative; take the derivative; in mathematics
[v] mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
[v] be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Differentiate: distinguish | mark | secern | secernate | separate | severalise | severalize | specialise | specialize | speciate | tell | tell apart

Related Terms | Find terms related to Differentiate: adapt | adjust | alter | analyze | anatomize | argue | atomize | be characteristic | be indicative of | be significant of | be symptomatic of | bespeak | betoken | break up | calibrate | calibrated | change | characterize | chop logic | comprehend | connote | contradistinguish | contrast | convert | decrease | define | demarcate | demark | denominate | denote | describe | desynonymize | differ | difference | discern | disclose | discriminate | disequalize | disjoin | display | dissent | distinguish | disunify | divaricate | diverge | diversify | divide | draw the line | earmark | entail | express | extricate | give evidence | give token | gradational | grade | gradual | graduate | graduated | hierarchic | highlight | hint | identify | increase | indicate | individualize | individuate | involve | keynote | make a distinction | manifest | mark | mark off | mark out | mark the interface | mean | modify | note | oppose | particularize | personalize | pick out | progressive | refine a distinction | regular | relieve | reveal | scalar | screen | screen out | segregate | select | separate | set a limit | set apart | set off | set the pace | set the tone | sever | severalize | shade off | show | sieve | sieve out | sift | sift out | signify | sort | sort out | sound the keynote | specialize | split hairs | stand for | subdivide | subtilize | suggest | symptomatize | symptomize | tell apart | testify | transform | transmute | understand | variate | variegate | vary | winnow

See Also | calculate | characterise | characterize | cipher | compare | compute | contradistinguish | contrast | cypher | demarcate | develop | discriminate | dissimilate | dissociate | evolve | figure | identify | individualise | individualize | know | know apart | label | place | qualify | reckon | sex | single out | stratify | work out

Differentiate In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif`fer*en"ti*ate\, v. t. 1. 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. The word then was differentiated into the two forms then and than. --Earle. Two or more of the forms assumed by the same original word become differentiated in signification. --Dr. Murray. 2. 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. --Earle. 3. (Math.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.
\Dif`fer*en"ti*ate\, v. i. (Biol.) To acquire a distinct and separate character. --Huxley.

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