Definition of differentially in English:



  • 1In a way that varies according to circumstances or relevant factors.

    ‘separation anxiety might differentially affect male and female infants’
    • ‘people respond differentially to positive and negative stimuli’
    • ‘Sometimes different sides of the weed family have prospered differentially.’
    • ‘Readers have had many opportunities to learn how different managerial concepts apply differentially around the globe.’
    • ‘Pregnancy rates among teenagers increased differentially from the 1980s to the 1990s, according to the level of local deprivation.’
    • ‘The model predictions investigated in this study depend on multiple prey species reacting differentially to predators.’
    • ‘Early writers described smoke as ubiquitous and pervasive, but smoke burdens were distributed differentially with respect to both gender and class.’
    • ‘In the immigrant Korean family structure, male and female children are treated differentially in terms of family expectations and responsibilities.’
    • ‘A review of this research suggests that older male and female siblings may differentially influence the sexual socialization of their younger siblings.’
    • ‘Sex of cubs may also differentially affect cub survivorship, particularly if male and female cubs differ in their nutritional requirements.’
    • ‘However, the same gene is sometimes differentially expressed in seemingly equivalent cells.’
    • ‘All of these properties may be controlled by the molecular biological processes in the system, and perhaps differentially so.’
    1. 1.1In different directions or ways; distinctively.
      ‘differentially positioned religious systems’
      • ‘How is the performance interpreted by these differentially positioned groups?’
      • ‘Soils preserve material differentially, and recovery techniques themselves will bias a sample of animal or plant material.’
      • ‘After investigation, it transpired that the concrete raft had subsided differentially, causing the cracking.’
      • ‘The gaps in this paper relate to the views on audit-practice expectations as differentially articulated by the judiciary and audit practitioners.’
      • ‘The left and right hemispheres of the brain are differentially related to the processing of emotions.’



/ˌdifəˈren(t)SHəlē/ /ˌdɪfəˈrɛn(t)ʃəli/