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English noun: differentiation

1. differentiation (cognition) a discrimination between things as different and distinct


SamplesIt is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation.


Synonymsdistinction


Broader (hypernym)discrimination, secernment


Narrower (hyponym)contradistinction, contrast, demarcation, dividing line, hairsplitting, line, word-splitting

2. differentiation (act) the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function


Broader (hypernym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

3. differentiation (process) (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function


SamplesCell differentiation in the developing embryo.


Synonymsspecialisation, specialization


Broader (hypernym)adaptation, adaption, adjustment


Domain categorybiological science, biology









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