Definitions for "Differentiation"
The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.
The maturing of cells from immature cancer susceptible cells to mature cancer resistant cells.
Process whereby originally similar cells follow different developmental pathways. The actual expression of determination.
the provision of learning activities that are appropriately matched to the pupil's age, abilities and learning needs, to ensure that they consolidate and build upon their prior attainment. All pupils are challenged to improve.
Differentiated education or services means that process of instruction which is capable of being integrated into the school program, and is adaptable to varying levels of individual learning response in the education of the gifted and talented, and includes but is not limited to: * A differentiated curriculum embodying a high level of cognitive and affective concepts and processes beyond those normally provided in the regular curriculum of the local educational agency. * Instructional strategies which accommodate the unique learning styles of the gifted and talented; and * Flexible administrative arrangements for instruction both in and out of school, such as special classes, seminars, resource rooms, independent study, student internships, mentorships, research field trips, library media research centers and other appropriate arrangements. (1976 U.S. Office of Education in Academically Gifted Programs)
differentiation typically refers to a developmental process when a skill becomes more sophisticated and broken into subsets. For example, a child may first learn the skill of walking, which can later become more sophisticated and break into skipping, running, jumping, and more. The child has not reached a new level of walking (if you will), but rather differentiated one skill into multiple subsets.
Some countries have proposed that the targets adopted in Kyoto should not be uniform but rather that an overall Annex I target should be shared amongst countries depending on national circumstances.
a term used in the Framework Convention on Climate Change, differentiation refers to the setting of different emissions reduction targets and timetables for individual countries rather than the setting of one flat rate for all countries in order to factor in countries' circumstances climate, size, population growth and economy, for example. The targets set under the Kyoto Protocol are differentiated. (See also Kyoto Protocol.)
The approach under which Annex I countries adopt an overall target and then share it among themselves instead of all of them adopting a uniform target.
Keywords:  density, dense, planet, lighter, sink
separation of materials by density or chemical attraction.
Variation with depth in the density and composition of a body, such as Earth, with low-density material on the surface and higher density material in the core.
occurs when a dense material (such as rock) sinks into the middle of a planet and leaves a lighter material (such as ice) on the outer layer. Differentiation generally requires that the interior of the object become warm enough to melt and allow materials to separate - a bit like chocolate chips moving to the bottom of a tub of melting ice cream.
The supposed act or tendency in being of every kind, whether organic or inorganic, to assume or produce a more complex structure or functions.
See cellular differentiation. diffusion diffundere, to pour out] The spontaneous tendency of a substance to move down its concentration gradient from a more concentrated to a less concentrated area.
The gradual appearance of characteristic cellular specializations during development as the result of gene activation or repression.
The degree to which a tumour resembles normal tissue. In general, the closer the resemblance, the better the prognosis. Well differentiated tumours closely resemble normal tissue.
a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
The level of definition or distinctness of a personality profile.  A person who resembles one type and no other type is highly differentiated, whereas a person who resembles all six types to an equal degree is undifferentiated.  Differentiation is usually computed by subtracting the lowest score in the profile from the highest; sometimes a more technical Iachan index is used.  High differentiation is positively related to the person's exhibition of characteristics attributed to the types, especially the highest and lowest profile scores.  In this way, persons with differentiated profiles are more predictable with respect to their interests.
The act of taking a derivative. Converts displacement to velocity and velocity to acceleration.
Representation in terms of time rate of change. For example, differentiating velocity yields acceleration. In a DSA, differentiation is performed by multiplication by jw in the frequency domain, where w is frequency multiplied by 2p. (Differentiation can also be used to convert displacement to velocity.)
A progressive change from the general to the particular and from the simpler to the more complex that characterizes embryological development. According to some theorists, the same pattern holds for the development of behavior after birth.
The separation or discrimination of parts or organs which in simpler forms of life are more or less united.
Creation or demonstration of unique characteristics in a company's products or brands compared to those of its competitors.
To make a product or service stand out among its competitors by adding features that increase value to potential customers.
Developing unique attributes valued by customers to distinguish an organisation from its competitors. See also Broad Differentiation and Focused Differentiation.
Keywords:  magma, igneous, rock, cooling, parent
separation of mineral and/or chemical parts during formation of an igneous rock as it forms from a cooling magma.
A process by which different types of igneous rocks are derived from the same parent magma.
Differentiation in semantics is defined by Löbner (2002) as a meaning shift reached by "adding concepts to the original concepts". His example is James Joyce is hard to understand, where understand is differentiated from "perceiving the meaning" to "interpret the text meaning".
the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function
(noun) Method of obtaining the mathematical derivative of. (This is part of calculus, a high-level math.)
The act of calculating a derivative; the inverse operation of calculating an integral.
Identification, definition, and communication of a product's uniqure selling proposition or USP. See "Uniqure Selling Proposition".
The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.
A process for finding the rate at which one variable quantity changes with respect to another.
The process of making one thing or process different from another. See Creating Your Pitch: Competition.
A competitive strategy that allows a company to sell its products for a premium price. This emphasizes creating superior products, products with unique or more desirable features or design.
A firm seeks to be unique in its industry along some dimension that is valued by buyers.
A marketing strategy aimed at ensuring that products and services have a unique element to allow them to stand out from the rest
Having the capacity to articulate your own goals, needs, and personality, while still maintaining connections to those who disagree with you.
Keywords:  dopamine, dna, digital
digital DNA dopamine
An approach to create a competitive advantage based on obtaining a significant value difference that customers will appreciate and be willing to pay for, and which ideally will increase their loyalty as a result.
the way in which a company allocates people and resources to organizational tasks in order to create value. p. 385
organization in separate units for various activities and purposes.
What separates one brand from another within the mind of the customer.
Keywords:  hormone
Keywords:  something, doing, others
doing something different from what others are doing.  199
Keywords:  act
The act of differentiating.
Keywords:  customer, see
See customer differentiation.