|1.||[ verb ] mark as different|
|Synonyms:||distinguish separate tell severalise severalize secernate tell_apart secern|
"We distinguish several kinds of maple"
|Related terms:||identify contrast discriminate contrast label demarcate stratify discriminate label know contradistinguish severalize dissociate individualize sex differentiation differentiator compare|
|2.||[ verb ] be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense|
"His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"
|Related terms:||qualify characterize mark differentiation marker|
|3.||[ verb ] become different during development; of cells|
|Related terms:||dedifferentiate develop develop difference|
|4.||[ verb ] (mathematics) calculate a derivative; take the derivative; in mathematics|
|Related terms:||integrate calculate mathematics|
|5.||[ verb ] evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment, of populations of plants and animals|
|Synonyms:||specialise specialize speciate|
|Related terms:||evolve evolve specialization|
|6.||[ verb ] become distinct and acquire a different character|
|Related terms:||dissimilate differentiation difference|