[ dif-uh-ren-shee-ey-ter ]
/ ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪ tər /
a person or thing that differentiates.
Computers. an electronic device whose output signal is proportional to the derivative of its input signal.
Electricity, Electronics. a transducer or circuit (differentiator circuit) whose output is proportional to the rate of change of the input signal.
Learn The Strange Link Between The Letters C And GCan you imagine a world in which the sounds of G and C were both represented by the letter C? Try to imacine it. Believe it or not, for much of their history, the sounds of C and G were represented by the same symbol. Eventually, however, both sounds received their own differentiated symbols. Both G and C have their origin in the Phoenician letter gimel, …
Fiancé vs. FiancéeMuch debate and change surrounds the terms fiancé and fiancée in the recent past. English speakers borrowed these gendered terms from the French in the mid-19th century, importing both the masculine (fiancé) and feminine (fiancée). This term ultimately derives from Latin, fidare literally meaning “to trust,” combined with the suffix -ance, which is used to form nouns from existing verbs. But which form should you …
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