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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Differentia  \Dif`fer*en"ti*a\,  n.;  pl  {Differenti[ae]}.  [L.  See 
  {Difference}.]  (Logic) 
  The  formal  or  distinguishing  part  of  the  essence  of  a 
  species;  the  characteristic  attribute  of  a  species;  specific 
  difference. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  differentia 
  n  :  a  distinguishing  characteristic  esp  in  different  species  of 
  a  genus 




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