differentiation differentiation  /dɪ fə ˌrɛn ʃi ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a discrimination between things as different and distinct
  2. (n) the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
  3. (n) (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function


  1. Now that there is little differentiation among benefits across the private sector, many companies rely less on benefits in attracting ideal applicants.
  2. In absolute terms, the differentiation between good and bad is itself indeterminate.
  3. That created some class differentiation, although those are partly counteracted by cultural bonds.


  • Apple musing 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone expansion tip insiders

    Apple is considering a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.7-inch iPhone for launch as early as 2014, alongside a $99 entry-level model in a range of color plastic finishes, according to new insider rumors. The bigger iPhone whispers would see Apple echo some of Samsung’s handset differentiation, Reuters sources claim, though so far no final decisions Read The Full Story
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SlashGear


  1. Coors said the joint venture will allow both companies to compete for US consumers who are "looking for greater choice and differentiation," as wine and spirits continue to entice beer drinkers and imports and craft beers garner a larger share...
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Pete Coors Source: Forbes

  2. "The legacy projects, coupled with the guarantees they have offered, I believe gave our board a level of assurance that might have been the differentiation between the cities," USOC international vice president Bob Ctvrtlik said.
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Bob Ctvrtlik Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We are confident that our actions will get us back on track in redefining the customer experience and further expanding the differentiation between us and others in the coffee business," Schultz said in a statement.
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Howard Schultz Source: KBCI CBS 2

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