[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
noun 1. act of diffusing; state of being diffused. 2. prolixity of speech or writing; discursiveness. 3. Physics. Also called migration. an intermingling of molecules, ions, etc., resulting from random thermal agitation, as in the dispersion of a vapor in air. a reflection or refraction of light or other electromagnetic radiation from an irregular surface […]
adjective 1. guided, regulated, or managed: a carefully directed program. 2. subject to direction, guidance, regulation, etc. 3. Mathematics. (of an angle or vector) having positive or negative direction or orientation assigned. self-directed adjective 1. (of study, learning, etc) regulated or conducted by oneself adjective 1. (maths) (of a number, line, or angle) having either […]
verb (used with object) 1. to manage or guide by advice, helpful information, instruction, etc.: He directed the company through a difficult time. 2. to regulate the course of; control: History is directed by a small number of great men and women. 3. to administer; manage; supervise: She directs the affairs of the estate. 4. […]
noun 1. the act or an instance of directing. 2. the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed: The storm moved in a northerly direction. 3. the point or region itself: The direction is north. 4. a position on a line extending […]