v 1: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
[syn: distinguish, separate, secern, secernate, severalize, tell, tell apart]
2: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in
a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form
his peers" [syn: distinguish, mark]
3: calculate a derivative; take the derivative; in mathematics
4: become different during development; of cells
5: become distinct