verb (used with object), dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing.
verb (used without object), dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing.
Origin of differentiate
Synonyms for differentiate
Related Words for differentiatingdiscriminate, separate, extricate, comprehend, understand, discern, vary, modify, transform, adapt, diversify, alter, mark, characterize, know, sever, individualize, contrast, demarcate, individuate
Examples from the Web for differentiating
Historical Examples of differentiating
It is the prime factor in differentiating the races of mankind.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
It was reduced to differentiating them by the variety of their attributes.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)
Even the manner in which the two are formed results in differentiating them.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
While the Recessives are differentiating toward a female genus.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
It signifies the royal prerogative of man, differentiating him from the beasts.The Terror
1816, from Medieval Latin differentiatus, past participle of differentiare, from Latin differentia (see difference).
Originally a mathematical term; transitive and non-technical sense of "discriminate between" is from 1876. Earlier, difference had been used as a verb in this sense. Related: Differentiated; differentiating; differentiation.