NOUN | cognition | differentiation, distinction | a discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct |
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act | differentiation | the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function | |

process | differentiation, specialization, specialisation | (biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function |

Sounds | dihfereh.nshiyey'shahn; dih.fereh.nchiyey'shahn | |
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Rhymes | Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn... |

Meaning | A discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct. | |
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Synonym | distinction | |

Narrower | contradistinction | A distinction drawn on the basis of contrast |

hairsplitting, word-splitting | making too fine distinctions of little importance | |

line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast | A conceptual separation or distinction | |

Broader | discrimination, secernment | The cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished |

Spanish | diferenciación, distinción | |

Catalan | diferenciació, distinció | |

Verbs | differentiate | become distinct and acquire a different character |

differentiate | mark as different | |

differentiate | be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait |

Meaning | The mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function. | |
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Broader | mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation | (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods |

Spanish | diferenciación | |

Adjectives | differential | involving or containing one or more derivatives |

Verbs | differentiate | calculate a derivative |

Meaning | (biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function. | |
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Example | "cell differentiation in the developing embryo" | |

Synonyms | specialization, specialisation | |

Category | biology, biological science | The science that studies living organisms |

Broader | adaptation, adaption, adjustment | The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions) |

Spanish | especialización | |

Verbs | differentiate | become different during development |

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