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## differentiate |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Differentiate \Dif`fer*en"ti*ate\, v. i. (Biol.) To acquire a distinct and separate character. --Huxley. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: 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. The word then was differentiated into the two forms then and than --Earle. Two or more of the forms assumed by the same original word become differentiated in signification. --Dr. Murray. 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. --Earle. 3. (Math.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of as to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: differentiate v 1: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple" [syn: {distinguish}, {separate}, {secern}, {secernate}, {severalize}, {tell}, {tell apart}] 2: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense [syn: {distinguish}, {mark}] 3: calculate a derivative; take the derivative; in mathematics [ant: {integrate}] 4: become different during development; of cells 5: become distinct

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