n. (pl. -ae ) distinguishing mark.

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  • differentia — dif fer*en ti*a, n.; pl. {Differenti[ae]}. [L. See {Difference}.] 1. (Logic) The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species, by which it is distinguished from other members of its genus; the characteristic attribute of a species;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • differentia — index characteristic, distinction (difference), trait Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • differentia — [dif΄ər en′shē ə, dif΄ər en′shə] n. pl. differentiae [dif΄ər en′shi ē΄] Logic a distinguishing characteristic, esp. one that distinguishes one species from another of the same genus …   English World dictionary

  • Differentia — For the Japanese anime episode, see Differentia (Eureka Seven episode). In Scholastic logic, differentia is one of the predicables. It is that part of a definition which is predicable in a given genus only of the definiendum. Genus (philosophy)… …   Wikipedia

  • differentia — n.; pl. tiae [L. differentia, difference] The specific difference of one species from other species of the same genus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • differentia — noun /dɪfəˈɹɛnʃɪə/ a) A distinguishing feature which marks something off from other members of the same family. That character, it seems to me, should be regarded as the practically important differentia of religion for our purpose. b) The… …   Wiktionary

  • Differentia specifica —         (лат.) видовое отличие (схоластич. термин). Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • differentia specifica — лат. (диффэрэнциа спэцифика) отличительный признак; характерная особенность. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • differentia specifica — (izg. diferència specìfika) ž DEFINICIJA log. vrsna razlika nekog pojma u odnosu na pojmove koji pripadaju istom najbližem »rodnom« pojmu ETIMOLOGIJA lat …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Differentia specifica — Genus proximum et differentia specifica ist die abgekürzte Form der scholastischen Formulierung der klassischen Definitionsregel „definitio fi(a)t per genus proximum et differentiam specificam“. Diese auf Aristoteles zurückgehende Regel, nach der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • differentia — noun (plural differentiae) Etymology: Latin, difference, from different , differens Date: 1551 an element, feature, or factor that distinguishes one entity, state, or class from another; especially a characteristic trait distinguishing a species… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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