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synonyms for differentia

  • aspect
  • attribute
  • component
  • essence
  • flavor
  • nature
  • peculiarity
  • personality
  • quality
  • style
  • symptom
  • temperament
  • tendency
  • tone
  • virtue
  • affection
  • badge
  • bag
  • bearing
  • bent
  • caliber
  • cast
  • complexion
  • disposition
  • distinction
  • earmark
  • endowment
  • essential
  • faculty
  • frame
  • idiosyncrasy
  • inclination
  • individuality
  • lineament
  • mannerism
  • mark
  • mood
  • originality
  • particularity
  • point
  • property
  • singularity
  • specialty
  • streak
  • stripe
  • thing
  • thumbprint
  • tinge
  • trademark
  • turn
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  • whole
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • inability
  • unimportance
  • abnormality
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How to use differentia in a sentence

Animal” names the general class, and “reasoning” is the differentia which separates “man” from other “animals.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The differentia should include all the members that the term denotes, and it should exclude all that it does not denote.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Find the genus and differentia in the definition of “a good book of the hour.”
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Wilhelmi de Northfeilde expositio super librum de differentia spiritus et anim.
THE PRIVATE DIARY OF DR. JOHN DEEJOHN DEE
But the most obvious differentia of Whiggism was a dislike to the ecclesiastical spirit.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
"Stated, fixed, or settled" is a predicate common to natural and supernatural, not the differentia of either.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
I prefer—having been brought up at the feet of Logic—to stick to the genus and differentia of poetry, and not to its accidents.
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATUREGEORGE SAINTSBURY
This gives the 'differentia' of the Utilitarian considered as one species of the genus 'Radical.'
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Obedience to the law enforced by these sanctions is obviously prudent, and constitutes the true differentia of moral conduct.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
You remember my suggestion about the possible differentia in the vocal chords of the two races.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, VOLUME 1ELIZABETH BISLAND
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