- 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
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. 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.
- The act of differentiating.
- The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.
- The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.
- (geology) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types.
- (calculus) The process of determining the derived function of a function.
- The second type of differentiation is that between supporting axis and assimilating appendages.
- The process is essentially a polar linear action, or differentiation from a common centre.
- Of the medusa differs only in greater elaboration and differentiation of the cell-elements, which are also more concentrated to form distinct tissues.
- - Another writer of this transition period deserves a passing reference here, namely, Jacob Boehme the mystic, who by his conception of a process of inner diremption as the essential character of all mind, and so of God, prepared the way for later German theories of the origin of the world as the self-differentiation and self-externalization of the absolute spirit.
- 1.Examples of the differentiation of the cells of plants.