Meaning of “differentiation” in the English Dictionary

"differentiation" in English

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uk /ˌdɪf.ər.en.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdɪf.ə.ren.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “differentiation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"differentiation" in American English

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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)

"differentiation" in Business English

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differentiationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɪfərenʃiˈeɪʃən/ us

MARKETING the process of showing how a product is different from similar products and what its advantages are, especially in order to attract a particular group of consumers:

Through differentiation, coffee could come to be marketed like wine, which is prized for specific locations and other qualities.

the process of showing or finding a difference between one thing and another:

The four-letter code will enable differentiation between separate projects within the same department.

the fact that something is different from something else:

There is considerable differentiation between different users in terms of IT skills.

(Definition of “differentiation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)