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English definition of “differentiation”

differentiation

noun /ˌdɪf·əˌren·ʃiˈeɪ·ʃən/

differentiation noun (GROWING CELL)

biology [U] the process by which cells in an embryo (= growing organism in the uterus, egg, or seed) become different types of cells and organs

differentiation noun (ROCKS)

earth science [U] the process by which different kinds of rock are created from magma (= melted rock) as it cools because of various chemical and physical forces
(Definition of differentiation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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