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Inflections of ' ' ( differentiate ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) differentiates v 3rd person singular differentiating v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." differentiated v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." differentiated v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 dif•fer•en•ti•ate /ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃiˌeɪt/
USA pronunciation v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish: The chrome trim and tinted glass differentiate the high-price model from the standard one. [~ + object + from + object ] to see, understand, recognize, or perceive the difference in or between: learned to differentiate between French and German wines. [~ + between ] learned to differentiate a French wine from a German wine. [~ + object + from + object ]
dif•fer•en•ti•a•tion /ˌdɪfəˌrɛnʃiˈeɪʃən/ USA pronunciation n. [ uncountable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 dif•fer•en•ti•ate
(dif′ə ren ′shē āt′), USA pronunciation v., -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish.
to change; alter.
to perceive the difference in or between.
to make different by modification, as a biological species.
Mathematicsto obtain the differential or the derivative of. v.i.
to become unlike or dissimilar; change in character.
to make a distinction. (of cells or tissues) to change from relatively generalized to specialized kinds, during development. [Biol. ]
Medieval Latin differentiātus distinguished (past participle of differentiāre), equivalent. to Latin different( ia) difference + -ātus - ate 1 1810–20
1. set off. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged distinguish. 3. separate. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
differentiate / ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪt/ vb ( transitive) to serve to distinguish between when intr, : often followed by between to perceive, show, or make a difference (in or between); discriminate ( intransitive) to become dissimilar or distinct to perform a differentiation on (a quantity, expression, etc) ( intransitive) (of unspecialized cells, etc) to change during development to more specialized forms ˌdifferˈentiˌator n
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