Differentiate

Definition of 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.
3.(Math.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.
v. i.1.(Biol.) To acquire a distinct and separate character.

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