Definition of differentiable in English:



  • Able to be differentiated.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was predicted that altruists and non-altruists would still be differentiable to perceivers with respect to helpfulness.’
    • ‘We assume, like we did in the previous model, that the fitness functions are differentiable at the fixation points.’
    • ‘And songs are more clearly differentiable, making their market more efficient.’
    • ‘Gangsta rap is differentiable from other rap music in that gangsta rap makes use of images of urban life that are often associated with crime.’
    • ‘It is also remarkable that he gave a function which is nowhere differentiable yet everywhere continuous.’
    • ‘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 that the transition function is smooth and continuously differentiable, standard nonlinear estimation techniques are also applicable.’
    • ‘Since most functions defined by simple algebraic expressions are differentiable, on a sufficiently fine scale the points will appear to fall on a straight line.’
    • ‘Thus, the characteristics of isotropic spreading are easily differentiable from those associated with anisotropic spreading both by edge dynamics and the overall characteristics of the cell.’
    • ‘We may ask that the function be differentiable on one-dimensional subspaces; here one is led to the theory of the Gâteaux differential.’
    • ‘So we lack an adequate understanding of the ‘lesbian market’; or their differentiable consumer behavior.’
    • ‘Firstly, the man getting married should be differentiable from the groomsmen, as the latter should be wearing different styles.’
    • ‘They do not see most gays as having an economic life at all, much less an economic life that is differentiable from that of most heterosexuals.’
    • ‘This is not to say that there are not differentiable affective constructs.’
    • ‘In this paper he constructed a function which is analytic on the unit disk, is infinitely differentiable on the closed disk, but has no analytic continuation outside the disk.’
    • ‘Conventional economic theory follows a mathematical paradigm pioneered by classical physics, embodying smooth, differentiable functions, and dominant equilibria.’
    • ‘The city holds a distinct aura as differentiable as its language, which is a mixture of many nearby languages.’
    • ‘Each source generates content descriptors for each differentiable topic in a tree structured hierarchy, and obtains a multicast address and a content mask for the broadest content descriptor it is capable of distributing.’
    • ‘This requires it to be a differentiable space in which certain geometrical objects obey the covariant field equations of general relativity, and in which physical objects obey the equations of motion of the theory.’


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