HyperDic: differentiation

English > 3 senses of the word differentiation:
NOUNcognitiondifferentiation, distinctiona discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct
actdifferentiationthe mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
processdifferentiation, specialization, specialisation(biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
differentiation > pronunciation
Soundsdihfereh.nshiyey'shahn; dih.fereh.nchiyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > differentiation: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct.
Synonymdistinction
NarrowercontradistinctionA distinction drawn on the basis of contrast
hairsplitting, word-splittingmaking too fine distinctions of little importance
line, dividing line, demarcation, contrastA conceptual separation or distinction
Broaderdiscrimination, secernmentThe cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Spanishdiferenciación, distinción
Catalandiferenciació, distinció
Verbsdifferentiatebecome distinct and acquire a different character
differentiatemark as different
differentiatebe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
English > differentiation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function.
Broadermathematical process, mathematical operation, operation(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
Spanishdiferenciación
Adjectivesdifferentialinvolving or containing one or more derivatives
Verbsdifferentiatecalculate a derivative
English > differentiation: 3 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(biology) the structural / structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function.
Example"cell differentiation in the developing embryo"
Synonymsspecialization, specialisation
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderadaptation, adaption, adjustmentThe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
Spanishespecialización
Verbsdifferentiatebecome different during development

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