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differentiate (someone or something) from (someone or something)

1. To distinguish one person or thing from someone or something else. I have a very hard time differentiating the Westie from the Cairn Terrier—they just look the same to me.
2. To make multiple people or things noticeably different. We hung floral garlands to differentiate the wedding area from the reception area.
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differentiate between (someone or something)

1. To distinguish between multiple people or things. I have a very hard time differentiating between the Westie and the Cairn Terrier—they both look the same to me!
2. To make multiple people or things noticeably different. We hung floral garlands to differentiate between the wedding and reception areas.

differentiate between (someone or something and someone or something else)

1. to recognize the difference between people or things in any combination. (Usually refers to two entities.) In your painting, I cannot differentiate between the costume of the figure in front and the flowers in the background. Can't you differentiate between Billy and his brother? I can't differentiate between a donkey and a burro.
2. to establish or create the difference between people or things. Why don't you paint in some highlights to differentiate between the figure in the foreground and the flowers in the background?

differentiate (someone or something) from (someone or something else)

1. to recognize the difference between people and things; to tell the difference between people and things. How do you differentiate this one from that one? Can you differentiate Bill from Bob?
2. to make people and things different. I will differentiate this one from that one by painting this one red. The twins' mother used different-colored clothing to differentiate Bill from Bob.
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Product: Instructors differentiate the output (how students demonstrate what they have learned) by providing different options for completing assignments.
A second trait of teachers who effectively differentiate instruction is that they have extensive knowledge about how students learn and effective pedagogy.
Both Differentiating Instruction: A Practical Guide to Tiered Lessons in the Elementary School (Adams & Pierce, 2006) and Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (Roberts & Inman, 2007) provide practical ideas to help teachers differentiate for their students' readiness, interests, and learning styles.
In the lab, making stem cells differentiate into predictable cell types has proved difficult, especially for embryonic cells, which have been isolated from people only since 1998.
The ability to use a storage networking appliance over first generation SAN infrastructures provides a powerful tool in their portfolio, and the appliances differentiate the company from other government integrators.
In culture, oligodendrocyte precursor cells, which normally give rise to just oligodendrocytes, can be converted to multipotent stem cells that will differentiate into all three neural cell types-neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.
Willis differentiates two levels of discourse on the basis of class, gender, and the personal and political anxieties they reveal.
To differentiate a company, create an "outside in" corporate positioning strategy.
Drawing on Bloom's taxonomy, Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and other experts in the field of educational psychology, Heacox presents several practical strategies and ideas that teachers can use to differentiate instruction at any level in any curriculum.
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We report here the usefulness of PRA-hsp65 to differentiate M.
Last fall, bioengineer Robert anger and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) showed that growing human embryonic stem cells on three-dimensional scaffolds could induce the cells to differentiate and form multiple tissue types.
The working hypothesis in the present study was that this cell line could be induced to differentiate and express known features of in situ urothelium if the original serum-containing growth medium was changed to a serum-free formulation.
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement's January 2007 newsletter, "A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction," [ED495740] summarized the following four planning stages teachers can use to effectively differentiate instruction: (1) A thorough understanding of content; (2) Use of preassessments and regular formative assessments; (3) Use of curricular materials and instructional strategies that meet the diverse needs of students; and (4) Use of summative assessments that evaluate students' mastery of subject matter.
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