Definition of differentiable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃɪəb(ə)l/


Able to be differentiated.
Example sentences
  • The city holds a distinct aura as differentiable as its language, which is a mixture of many nearby languages.
  • This transgenerational guidance is one of the reasons that suitable reservoirs are differentiable from another type of ‘magical’ thing used by the child at an earlier age: the transitional object.
  • In contrast to many earlier applications of transition functions, the present analysis uses a functional representation of the transition that is smooth, continuous, and differentiable in both directions.



Pronunciation: /ˌdɪfərɛnʃɪəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • However, continuity does not imply differentiability.
  • Most efficiently, some mathematical properties about transitions between time points, such as continuity or differentiability along time, can be used to constrain the behavior of the variables.
  • For example, the important distinctions between continuity and differentiability and between uniform and pointwise continuity seem to have no basis in intuition.


Mid 19th century: from differentiate, on the pattern of pairs such as depreciate, depreciable.

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