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1A distinguishing mark or characteristic.
- ‘Then I turn over in my mind the list of topical differentiae and I see that the differentia ‘from equals’ will provide me with the argument I need.’
- ‘Indeed, a major differentia between philosophy and theology lies in each discipline's locus of authority and attitude toward its own past.’
- ‘The differentiae of specific emotions are not physiological, but cognitive or something else.’
- 1.1Philosophy An attribute that distinguishes a species of thing from other species of the same genus.
- ‘As a result, if being were a genus, no differentiae could be said to have being; but ‘the differentiae of any genus must each of them both have being and be one’.’
- ‘It has to be compared with the views of some other philosophers in order for its specifica differentia to come out clearly.’
- ‘In the same manner, matter has been regarded prior to form, and genus to differentia.’
- ‘Its matter is its genus, which is only potentially the species defined; its differentia is the form that actualizes the matter.’
- ‘The text deals with a detailed explanation of the five logical-ontological key concepts: genus, species, differentia, essential attribute and accidental attribute.’
Late 17th century: from Latin, literally difference, from different- carrying away (see different).
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