1. differentiation

noun. ['dɪfɝˌɛnʃiːˈeɪʃən, ˌdɪfɝˌɛntʃiːˈeɪʃən'] a discrimination between things as different and distinct.


  • word-splitting
  • hairsplitting
  • dividing line
  • contrast
  • line
  • discrimination
  • demarcation
  • secernment
  • distinction


  • straight line
  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance

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Rhymes with Differentiation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with differentiation

1. Noun, singular or mass
The remaining states also make a differentiation between pain and suffering and other aspects of the award or settlement.

Quotes about differentiation

1. I went to boarding school in the country, so there's no real differentiation between family and friends. I went there from when I was 8 until I was 17 - it was insane. If you earn my friendship, you are my family, and I'll do anything for you.
- Jamie Campbell Bower

2. Is the god the source, or is the god a human manner of conceiving of the force and energy that supports the world? In our tradition God is a male. This male and female differentiation is made, however, within the field of time and space, the field of duality. If God is beyond duality, you cannot say that God is a "He."You cannot say God is a "She."You cannot say God is an "It."(18)
- Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

2. differentiation

noun. ['dɪfɝˌɛnʃiːˈeɪʃən, ˌdɪfɝˌɛntʃiːˈeɪʃən'] the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function.


  • operation
  • mathematical operation


  • equal
  • inactivity
  • natural object

3. differentiation

noun. ['dɪfɝˌɛnʃiːˈeɪʃən, ˌdɪfɝˌɛntʃiːˈeɪʃən'] (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function.


  • specialization
  • adjustment
  • adaption
  • specialisation


  • dissuasion
  • low status
  • sameness
  • tightening