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Noun: differentiation  ,di-fu,ren-shee'ey-shun
  1. A discrimination between things as different and distinct
    "it is necessary to make a differentiation between love and infatuation";
    - distinction
  2. The mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
  3. (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
    "cell differentiation in the developing embryo";
    - specialization, specialisation [Brit]

Derived forms: differentiations

Type of: adaptation, adaption, adjustment, discrimination, mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation, secernment

Encyclopedia: Differentiation