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1. Of, relating to, or showing a difference.
2. Constituting or making a difference; distinctive.
3. Dependent on or making use of a specific difference or distinction.
4. Mathematics Of or relating to differentiation.
5. Involving differences in speed or direction of motion.
1. Mathematics
a. An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
b. The product of the derivative of a function of one variable and the increment of the independent variable.
2. A differential gear.
3. A difference between comparable things, as in wage rate or in price.

dif′fer·en′tial·ly adv.
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Adv.1.differentially - in a differential manner; "Hubel and Wiesel have found cells that respond differentially according to the direction in which a stimulus is moved across the retina"


adv (Tech) → differenzial, differential
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A passionate love for a faithless lover would drive her mad, my poor Fosseuse
In this study, we identified differentially expressed proteins using iTRAQ-based proteomic technology and constructed an interaction network for SV and PV with the aim to identify potential group proteins as markers to distinguish between SV and PV.
The SD7500 probe measures process pH differentially with three electrode sensors.
Since ovarian function in poultry exerts a direct impact on egg production [1], poultry breeding scientists usually focus on the ovary to study egg production, including examination of the main genes controlling egg production and also other related differentially expressed genes.
Routine methods were used to analyze the RNA-seq transcriptome of tree shrews in the treatment and saline groups, including preprocessing, fragment assembly, database annotation, differential expression analysis, gene ontology (GO) function classification, Cluster of Ortholog Genes (COG) classification, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway mapping, and analysis of GO functional classes and KEGG pathways enriched for differentially expressed genes.
In this study, we identified cold and heat induced differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in alfalfa leaves using annealing controlled primer-based (ACP) approach.
Net neutralityA is the principle that Internet service providersA and governments regulating the Internet should treat all data on the InternetA the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.
A numerical study concerning the phenomenon of natural convection to laminar flow in a differentially heated square cavity filled with air is given in [3].
In the last years, diverse genetic studies have focused on the analysis of differentially expressed genes (DETs-Differentially Expressed Transcripts) or, in other words, genes expressed as messenger RNAs (mRNA) which differ in abundance among cell types or specific tissues, and which may be regulated by chemical, physiological, and environmental mechanisms (Liang and Pardee, 1995).
The company's sales in Asia are growing differentially higher than in other parts of the world and third party market estimates are for these consumption rates to continue for a long time.
As apples represent a major polyphenol source in Western countries, we studied differentially produced extracts (1-100 microg/mL): two from different apple juices (AEs), one from pomace (APE), and one peel extract (PE) on their potential to reduce DNA oxidation damage and induce antioxidant defense in Caco-2 cells.
Another reason physicians still advocate PCI is "the existing fee-for-service model of physician and hospital reimbursement, which clearly encourages a model that is procedurally driven and one that provides differentially enhanced financial rewards to perform more, not less, revascularization, " he said.

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