[dif-uh-ren-shee-eyt] /ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), differentiated, differentiating.
to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish.
to change; alter.
to perceive the difference in or between.
to make different by modification, as a biological species.
Mathematics. to obtain the differential or the derivative of.
verb (used without object), differentiated, differentiating.
to become unlike or dissimilar; change in character.
to make a distinction.
Biology. (of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds, during development.
(transitive) to serve to distinguish between
when intr, often foll by between. to perceive, show, or make a difference (in or between); discriminate
(intransitive) to become dissimilar or distinct
(maths) to perform a differentiation on (a quantity, expression, etc)
(intransitive) (of unspecialized cells, etc) to change during development to more specialized forms


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