- Differentiation is defined as the process or the state of being different.
An example of differentiation is having one group of people who are for an issue and a second group of people who are against an issue.
- a differentiating or being differentiated
- Biol. the modification of an organ, tissue, etc. in structure or function during development into a more specialized state
- Math. the working out of the differential or derivative
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- a. The act or process of differentiating.b. The state of becoming differentiated.
- Mathematics The process of computing a derivative.
- Biology The process by which cells or tissues undergo a change toward a more specialized form or function, especially during embryonic development.
differentiation - Business Definition
differentiation - Medical Definition
- The acquisition or possession of a character or function different from that of the original type. Also called specialization.
- See differential diagnosis.
differentiation - Science Definition
- In calculus, the process of computing the derivative of a function. Compare integration.
- The process by which cells or parts of an organism change during development to serve a specific function. The cells of an animal in its early embryonic phase, for example, are identical at first but develop by differentiation into specific tissues, such as bone, heart muscle, and skin. The factors determining the differentiation of any particular cell are not well understood, but in deuterostomes (vertebrates and other complex animals) they include the location of the cell relative to other cells.
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