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Meaning of differentiation by Wiktionary Dictionary




    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


    differentiation ( uncountable )

    1. The act of differentiating .
    2. The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination .
    3. 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 .
    4. ( geology ) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types .
    5. ( calculus ) The process of determining the derived function of a function .

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Explanation of differentiation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

    2. a discrimination between things as different and distinct

    3. the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

    4. cell differentiation in the developing embryo