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  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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