Etymology
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differentiation (n.)

1831 in calculus; 1855 as "action of differentiating, condition of being different," noun of action from differentiate. As "action of noting a difference," 1866.

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Definitions of differentiation

differentiation (n.)
a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes;
Synonyms: distinction
differentiation (n.)
the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function;
differentiation (n.)
(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function;
cell differentiation in the developing embryo
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