Associations to the word «Differentiation»

Wiktionary

DIFFERENTIATION, noun. The act of differentiating.
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. (geology) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types.
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. (calculus) The process of determining the derived function of a function.

Dictionary definition

DIFFERENTIATION, noun. A discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation".
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. The mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function.
DIFFERENTIATION, noun. (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function; "cell differentiation in the developing embryo".

Wise words

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