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# Synonyms for differentiation

## Synonyms for (noun) **differentiation**

**Synonyms:** differentiation
**Definition:** the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

**Similar words:** operation, mathematical operation, mathematical process
**Definition:** (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
**Usage:** the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation; they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

**Synonyms:** differentiation, distinction
**Definition:** a discrimination between things as different and distinct
**Usage:** it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation

**Similar words:** secernment, discrimination
**Definition:** the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

**Synonyms:** specialisation, specialization, differentiation
**Definition:** (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
**Usage:** cell differentiation in the developing embryo

**Similar words:** adaptation, adaption, adjustment
**Definition:** the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)