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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that differentiates, or causes differentiation (in any sense)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, differentiates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which differentiates: as, the radicals of written Chinese serve as differentiators of the sense, while the phonetics play the same part as regards sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who (or that which) differentiates


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  • New to me in any sense, but the sense I just came across is a commercial one, illustrated by these:

    Although I’m somewhat biased, I believe decision patterns are the ultimate differentiator for anyone who offers consulting services.
    Decision Driven Blog, 22/08/08

    Simply put Kevin thinks that the hoops a typical out-of-the-box user has to jump through to install additional applications other than what is included by the OEM might be a big differentiator when it comes to sorting out which NetBook(s) might become popular with users.
    GottaBeMobile, 14/08/08

    September 1, 2008