differentiate

[ dif-uh-ren-shee-eyt ]
/ ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌeɪt /

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

1810–20; < Medieval Latin differentiātus distinguished (past participle of differentiāre), equivalent to Latin different(ia) difference + -ātus -ate1

SYNONYMS FOR differentiate

1 set off.

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See distinguish.
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British Dictionary definitions for undifferentiated (1 of 2)

undifferentiated

/ (ˌʌndɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪtɪd) /

adjective

not having any distinguishing featuresan undifferentiated mass

British Dictionary definitions for undifferentiated (2 of 2)

differentiate

/ (ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to serve to distinguish between
(when intr, often foll by between) to perceive, show, or make a difference (in or between); discriminate
(intr) to become dissimilar or distinct
maths to perform a differentiation on (a quantity, expression, etc)
(intr) (of unspecialized cells, etc) to change during development to more specialized forms

Derived Forms

differentiator, noun
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Medicine definitions for undifferentiated

undifferentiated

[ ŭn′dĭf-ə-rĕnshē-ā′tĭd ]

adj.

Having no special structure or function; primitive; embryonic.
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