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dif·fer·en·ti·ate

 (dĭf′ə-rĕn′shē-āt′)
v. dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing, dif·fer·en·ti·ates
v.tr.
1. To constitute the distinction between: subspecies that are differentiated by the markings on their wings.
2. To perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate.
3. To make different by alteration or modification.
4. Mathematics To calculate the derivative or differential of (a function).
v.intr.
1. To become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character.
2. To make distinctions; discriminate.
3. Biology To undergo differentiation.

differentiate

(ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to serve to distinguish between
2. (when: intr, often foll by between) to perceive, show, or make a difference (in or between); discriminate
3. (intr) to become dissimilar or distinct
4. (Mathematics) maths to perform a differentiation on (a quantity, expression, etc)
5. (Biology) (intr) (of unspecialized cells, etc) to change during development to more specialized forms
ˌdifferˈentiˌator n

dif•fer•en•ti•ate

(ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish.
2. to perceive the difference in or between.
3. to make different by modification, as a biological species.
4. Math. to obtain the differential or the derivative of.
v.i.
5. to become unlike or dissimilar.
6. to make a distinction.
7. (of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds during development.
[1810–20; < Medieval Latin]
dif`fer•en′ti•a•ble, adj.
dif`fer•en`ti•a′tion, n.
dif`fer•en′ti•a`tor, n.
syn: See distinguish.

differentiate


Past participle: differentiated
Gerund: differentiating

Imperative
differentiate
differentiate
Present
I differentiate
you differentiate
he/she/it differentiates
we differentiate
you differentiate
they differentiate
Preterite
I differentiated
you differentiated
he/she/it differentiated
we differentiated
you differentiated
they differentiated
Present Continuous
I am differentiating
you are differentiating
he/she/it is differentiating
we are differentiating
you are differentiating
they are differentiating
Present Perfect
I have differentiated
you have differentiated
he/she/it has differentiated
we have differentiated
you have differentiated
they have differentiated
Past Continuous
I was differentiating
you were differentiating
he/she/it was differentiating
we were differentiating
you were differentiating
they were differentiating
Past Perfect
I had differentiated
you had differentiated
he/she/it had differentiated
we had differentiated
you had differentiated
they had differentiated
Future
I will differentiate
you will differentiate
he/she/it will differentiate
we will differentiate
you will differentiate
they will differentiate
Future Perfect
I will have differentiated
you will have differentiated
he/she/it will have differentiated
we will have differentiated
you will have differentiated
they will have differentiated
Future Continuous
I will be differentiating
you will be differentiating
he/she/it will be differentiating
we will be differentiating
you will be differentiating
they will be differentiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been differentiating
you have been differentiating
he/she/it has been differentiating
we have been differentiating
you have been differentiating
they have been differentiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been differentiating
you will have been differentiating
he/she/it will have been differentiating
we will have been differentiating
you will have been differentiating
they will have been differentiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been differentiating
you had been differentiating
he/she/it had been differentiating
we had been differentiating
you had been differentiating
they had been differentiating
Conditional
I would differentiate
you would differentiate
he/she/it would differentiate
we would differentiate
you would differentiate
they would differentiate
Past Conditional
I would have differentiated
you would have differentiated
he/she/it would have differentiated
we would have differentiated
you would have differentiated
they would have differentiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.differentiate - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
know - be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"
identify, place - recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster"
discriminate, know apart - recognize or perceive the difference
label - distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
label - distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
sex - tell the sex (of young chickens)
individualise, individualize - make or mark or treat as individual; "The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone"
contrast - put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
severalise, severalize - distinguish or separate
contradistinguish - distinguish by contrasting qualities
decouple, dissociate - regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two events!"; "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"
demarcate - separate clearly, as if by boundaries
discriminate, single out, separate - treat differently on the basis of sex or race
stratify - divide society into social classes or castes; "Income distribution often stratifies a society"
2.differentiate - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"
characterize, characterise, qualify - describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
characterise, characterize - be characteristic of; "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"
3.differentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivative
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
integrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
4.differentiate - become different during development; "cells differentiate"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
dedifferentiate - lose specialization in form or function
5.differentiate - evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
evolve - undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
6.differentiate - become distinct and acquire a different character
dissimilate - become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"

differentiate

verb
1. distinguish, separate, discriminate, contrast, discern, mark off, make a distinction, tell apart, set off or apart He cannot differentiate between his imagination and the real world.
2. make different, separate, distinguish, characterize, single out, segregate, individualize, mark off, set apart, set off or apart distinctive policies that differentiate them from the other parties
3. become different, change, convert, transform, alter, adapt, modify These ectodermal cells differentiate into two cell types.

differentiate

verb
1. To recognize as being different:
Translations
يُفَرِّقيُفَرِّق بَيْنَ، يُمَيِّز
rozlišovatdělat rozdílodlišitrozlišit
differentiere mellemgøre forskel
derivoida
gera greinarmun á
odróżniaćróżnić się
razlikovati
ayırım yapmakayırt etmekfarkı görmekfarklı muamele etmek

differentiate

[ˌdɪfəˈrenʃɪeɪt]
A. VT
1. (gen) → diferenciar, distinguir (from de) to differentiate A from B (= tell the difference) → distinguir A de B; (= make the difference) → diferenciar A de B
2. (Math) → diferenciar
B. VI
1. (gen) → distinguir (between entre)
2. (Bio) → diferenciarse

differentiate

[ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃieɪt]
vt (= distinguish) → différencier
to differentiate sth from sth → différencier qch de qch, distinguer qch de qch
vi
to differentiate between → faire une différence entre

differentiate

vtunterscheiden; (Math) → differenzieren; to differentiate x and y/x from yx und y voneinander/x von y unterscheiden
viunterscheiden, einen Unterschied machen, differenzieren; (two things: = become different) → sich unterschiedlich or anders entwickeln; to differentiate between peopleeinen Unterschied zwischen Menschen machen

differentiate

[ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪt]
1. vt to differentiate (from) (distinguish) → distinguere (fra); (make different) → differenziare (da)
2. vi to differentiate (between) (perceive a difference) → distinguere (tra), differenziare (tra)

difference

(ˈdifrəns) noun
1. what makes one thing unlike another. I can't see any difference between these two pictures; It doesn't make any difference to me whether you go or stay; There's not much difference between them.
2. an act of differing, especially a disagreement. We had a difference of opinion; Have they settled their differences? (= Have they stopped arguing?).
3. the amount by which one quantity or number is greater than another. If you buy it for me I'll give you $6 now and make up the difference later.
ˈdifferent adjective
(often with from) not the same. These gloves are not a pair – they're different; My ideas are different from his.
ˌdiffeˈrentiate (-ˈrenʃieit) verb
1. to see or be able to tell a difference (between). I cannot even differentiate a blackbird and a starling.
2. (with between) to treat differently. She does not differentiate between her two children although one is adopted.
ˈdiffeˌrentiˈation noun

different is followed by from (not than).
References in classic literature ?
The point was that Michael had been trained, from his first dawn of consciousness, to differentiate between black men and white men.
Asked to differentiate between European and Chinese poetry, some critics would perhaps insist upon their particular colour sense, instancing the curious fact that where we see blue to them it often appears green, and vice versa, or the tone theories that make their poems so difficult to understand; in fact, a learned treatise would be written on these lines, to prove that the Chinese poets were not human beings as we understand humanity at all.
They consented to differentiate the armor so that a body could tell one team from the other, but that was the most they would do.
His host and his host's household, his men and his maids, as they became intimately known to Clare, began to differentiate themselves as in a chemical process.
He had forgotten for the moment that these were but beasts, unable to differentiate his friends and his foes.
Men of character always differentiate their long letters, however illegibly they may write.
He could differentiate the innumerable species of the herbivora by scent, and he could tell, too, whether an animal was approaching or departing merely by the waxing or waning strength of its effluvium.
The poor dear cannot differentiate between erudition and wisdom.
Had they known that Monsieur Thuran's past experience as a card sharp had trained his sense of touch to so fine a point that he could almost differentiate between cards by the mere feel of them, they would scarcely have felt that the plan was so entirely fair.
In the end, the deck belonged to Jerry, save for the boat's crew; for he had already learned to differentiate.
Each has his individual characteristics of face and form and gait as well defined as those that differentiate members of the human family, and besides these the creatures of the jungle have a still more positive test-that of scent.
But White Fang soon learned to differentiate between thieves and honest men, to appraise the true value of step and carriage.

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