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di fuh ren shee ayt

  • v  mark as different
  • v  be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
  • v  calculate a derivative; take the derivative
  • v  become different during development
    cells differentiate
  • v  evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
  • v  become distinct and acquire a different character

  • In 1992's The Player, Tim Robbins' character, the consummate Hollywood insider, showed his sophistication at restaurants through his ability to differentiate among various kinds of .
  • Marketers have coined the concept KGOY, or "Kids get older younger": a 6-year-old follows pop sensations her mother might have at age 10 or 12, and kids differentiate by gender .
  • Still, it often takes a real brain to differentiate terms in context: the word trunk can refer to a suitcase, a car hatch or an elephant's snout, for example.
News & Articles

  • Verizon Bets On More Streaming Sports Fans With NFL Deal
    With the wireless market getting saturated, carriers are looking for ways to differentiate and better monetize their existing subscriber base as the demand for mobile data grows.
    June 14, 2013 - Forbes
  • Apple Turns to Its Brand to Drive Sales
    As competition in the smartphone market intensifies, Apple turns to its brand to differentiate.        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • Odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma
    Researchers identified odorants from human skin cells that can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition a nanotechnology-based sensor could reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal skin cells. Non-invasive odor analysis may be a valuable technique in the detection and early diagnosis of human melanoma.
    June 13, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Ahmed Nazif in Forbes
    Negotiations must clearly differentiate among developing countries in terms of the size of their economies, their level of emissions and level of energy utilization, and sufficiently link the character or extent of responsibility to such... Dana Perino http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Perino&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGDDj2yzEPA77FNshJ6h82DfxazFg KTAR.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://ktar.com/%3Fnid%3D46%26sid%3D661200&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHRUlrY-sqaTzhjGg1vbyOR8_a4zA Dec 2, 2007 27565 36491 differentiate The Iraqi's Egyptian counterpart, Ahmed Nazif, said his government would support reconciliation between all parts of the Iraqi society and we condemn terrorism that does not differentiate between anyone."
  • Howard Schultz in Forbes
    As long as we can continue to drive that experience and differentiate ourselves from all others, we will continue to be the leader,said Howard Schultz, the company's chairman.

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