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# Differentiate

Dif`fer`en´ti`ate
 v. t. 1 To distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize. 2 To express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate. 3 (Math.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation. v. i. 1 (Biol.) To acquire a distinct and separate character.
 Verb 1 differentiate - mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple" 2 differentiate - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"Synonyms: distinguish, mark 3 differentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivativeAntonyms: integrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integration 4 differentiate - become different during development; "cells differentiate"Antonyms: 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 environmentSynonyms: speciate, specialise, specialize 6 differentiate - become distinct and acquire a different character
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