• (British) IPA: /dɪf.əˈɹɛn.ʃi.eɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌdɪ.fəˈɹɛnt.ʃi.eɪt/

differentiate (differentiates, present participle differentiating; past and past participle differentiated)

  1. (transitive) To show, or be the distinction between two things.
    • The word "then" was differentiated into the two forms "then" and "than".
  2. (intransitive) To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To modify, or be modified.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To calculate the derivative of a function.
  5. (transitive, mathematics) To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.
  6. (intransitive, biology) To produce distinct organs or to achieve specific functions by a process of development called differentiation.
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differentiate (plural differentiates)

  1. (geology) Something that has been differentiated or stratified.

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