Definition of differentiable in English:



  • Able to be differentiated.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘So we lack an adequate understanding of the ‘lesbian market’; or their differentiable consumer behavior.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Conventional economic theory follows a mathematical paradigm pioneered by classical physics, embodying smooth, differentiable functions, and dominant equilibria.’
    • ‘We may ask that the function be differentiable on one-dimensional subspaces; here one is led to the theory of the Gâteaux differential.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was predicted that altruists and non-altruists would still be differentiable to perceivers with respect to helpfulness.’
    • ‘Firstly, the man getting married should be differentiable from the groomsmen, as the latter should be wearing different styles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is not to say that there are not differentiable affective constructs.’
    • ‘It is also remarkable that he gave a function which is nowhere differentiable yet everywhere continuous.’



/ˌdifəˈren(t)SHəb(ə)l/ /ˌdɪfəˈrɛn(t)ʃəb(ə)l/


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