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Definition 1: the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function - [noun denoting act]

(differentiation is a kind of ...) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

"the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

Definition 2: a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where differentiation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation

Synonyms for differentiation in the sense of this definition

(differentiation is a kind of ...) the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

(... is a kind of differentiation ) a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast

"sculpture in contradistinction to painting"

(... is a kind of differentiation ) a conceptual separation or distinction

"there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

(... is a kind of differentiation ) making too fine distinctions of little importance

"they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"

Definition 3: (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function - [noun denoting process]

Samples where differentiation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cell differentiation in the developing embryo

Synonyms for differentiation in the sense of this definition

(differentiation is a kind of ...) the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

(differentiation belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

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