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.
- differential topology,
- differential ureteralcatheterization test,
- differential weathering,
- differential windlass,
Origin of differentiate
Examples from the Web for differentiating
The one kind is denoted as integral, or doubling division; the other as differential, or differentiating division.The Biological Problem of To-day|Oscar Hertwig
The first means diversification, specialization, differentiating the powers of an individual with increased refinement of each.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
I had special headings and borders drawn for this department, with a view to differentiating it from other parts of the magazine.The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2|Various
Now, this wonderful power of differentiating characters belongs to the essence of the dramatic faculty.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
However, in from ten days to two weeks the characteristic whoop occurs, differentiating this disease from all others.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
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.