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differentiate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˌdifəˈrenSHēˌāt/,
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differentiates, 3rd person singular present; differentiated, past participle; differentiated, past tense; differentiating, present participle;
  1. Recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different
    • - children can differentiate the past from the present
  2. Identify differences between (two or more things or people)
    • - he is unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality
  3. Make (someone or something) appear different or distinct
    • - Twain was careful to differentiate Huck's speech from that of other white people
  4. Make or become different in the process of growth or development
    • - the receptors are developed and differentiated into sense organs
    • - the cells differentiate into a wide variety of cell types
  5. Transform (a function) into its derivative


  1. distinguish: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
  2. distinguish: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
  3. calculate a derivative; take the derivative
  4. become different during development; "cells differentiate"
  5. speciate: evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
  6. (differentiated) exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment
  7. In developmental biology, cellular differentiation is the process by which a less specialized cell becomes a more specialized cell type. ...
  8. (Differentiation (ethnography)) Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation and the Commodification of Difference (ISBN 0-8133-2089-5) is the title of a book by Deborah Root, published in 1995 by Westview Press.
  9. (Differentiation (linguistics)) Differentiation in semantics is defined by Löbner (2002) as a meaning shift reached by "adding concepts to the original concepts". ...
  10. (Differentiation (marketing)) A concept in Economics and Marketing proposed by Edward Chamberlin in his 1933 Theory of Monopolistic Competition.
  11. (Differentiation (sociology)) Differentiation is a term in system theory (found in sociology.) From the viewpoint of this theory, the principal feature of modern society is the increased process of system differentiation as a way of dealing with the complexity of its environment. ...
  12. (differentiation) The act of differentiating; The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination; The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed ...
  13. (Differentiated) Modifications to the existing curriculum based on the academic needs, interests, and learning styles of students with different ability levels, which often involve increasing the scope, depth and pace at which topics are taught to gifted students.
  14. (Differentiated) Refers to how specialized a cell is to perform a specific function; in cancer, the more specialized or differentiated the cancer cell is, the closer to normal it is. See histologic grade.
  15. (Differentiated) Those processes that result in a segregation (separation) of chemicals. For example, the Earth is a differentiated body.
  16. (Differentiated) marketing - operates in several markets and designs programs for each
  17. (differentiated) A term used to describe the normal process of cell development; applied to cancer, it describes how closely the cancer resembles the organ from which it originated. ...
  18. (differentiated) as opposed to "compact": experience represented by various characteristics
  19. (Differentiation) The development of cells with specialised structure and function from unspecialised precursor cells.
  20. (Differentiation) The process whereby an undifferentiated embryonic cell acquires the features of a specialized cell such as a heart, liver, or muscle cell.
  21. (Differentiation) Adapting the curriculum to meet the unique needs of learners by making modifications in complexity, depth, and pacing. It may include selecting, rather than covering all, the curriculum areas dependent on the individual needs of students. ...
  22. (Differentiation) The establishment and recognition of the unique characteristics in a company’s brands or products that create clear separation from competitors.
  23. (differentiation) In cancer, refers to how mature (developed) the cancer cells are in a tumor. Differentiated tumor cells resemble normal cells and tend to grow and spread at a slower rate than undifferentiated or poorly differentiated tumor cells, which lack the structure and function of normal ...
  24. (DIFFERENTIATION) The process by which cells become specialized into the various tissues of the body. ...
  25. (Differentiation) The practice of modifying and adapting instruction, materials, content, student projects and products, and assessment to meet the learning needs of individual students. ...