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[ US /ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃiˌeɪt, ˌdɪfɝˈɛntʃiˌeɪt/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪfəɹˈɛnʃɪˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. become distinct and acquire a different character
  2. mark as different
    We distinguish several kinds of maple
  3. calculate a derivative; take the derivative
  4. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    His modesty distinguishes him from his peers
  5. evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
  6. become different during development
    cells differentiate
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How To Use differentiate In A Sentence

  • Once B cells have come into contact with an antigen they proliferate and differentiate into antibody secreting cells.
  • Lefebvre V, Peeters-Joris C, Vaes G. Modulation by interleukin 1 and tumor necrosis factor alpha of production of collagenase, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases and collagen types in differentiated and dedifferentiated articular chondrocytes. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • To counter both this and the high levels of private label saturation, bakery and cereals manufacturers are attempting to differentiate their brands, especially in growth areas such as healthy and convenient bakery products. Digital50.com Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed
  • Since this difference of aspect in the object differentiates the species of virtue, it seems that dulia is divided into specifically different virtues.
  • The key to the successful management of patients with severely elevated BP is to differentiate hypertensive crises from hypertensive urgencies.
  • Ten plant functional types (PFTs) are differentiated by physiological, morphological, phenological, bioclimatic, and fireresponse attributes. Effects of climate change on landscape and regional processes and feedbacks to the climate system in the Arctic
  • The designer goods are in there, but they must be ferreted out of mass quantities stacked on undifferentiated shelves in an encompassing sprawl.
  • OBJECTIVE : To differentiate Chinese traditional medicine semen euryales with Fourier transformation infrared spectrum.
  • The singing, so difficult to bear for many listeners, never settles into a particular pitch, remaining agonisedly in motion; Jandek presents us with a voice in extremity, and an endless quarrying of pain and related states, in which infinite gradations of suffering are allowed to differentiate themselves. Archive 2007-10-01
  • The fact that compassion is both voluntary and learned differentiates it from other kinds of suffering, which are involuntary and connate.
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