self-differentiation

noun
self-dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​a·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌdi-fə-ˌren(t)-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce self-differentiation (audio) \
plural self-differentiations

Definition of self-differentiation

: an act or instance of differentiating the self : a setting apart of oneself as distinct from others (such as one's family or classmates) In this new biography, he sets out to persuade us that Cézanne embarked as a young man on a project of self-definition and self-differentiation.— Frances Spalding

Other Words from self-differentiation

self-differentiate \ ˌself-​ˌdi-​fə-​ˈren(t)-​shē-​ˌāt How to pronounce self-differentiation (audio) \ intransitive verb self-differentiated; self-differentiating; self-differentiates
the ability to self-differentiate self-differentiating experiences

First Known Use of self-differentiation

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-differentiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-differentiation. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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self-differentiation

noun
self-dif·​fer·​en·​ti·​a·​tion | \ -ˌdif-ə-ˌren-chē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce self-differentiation (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-differentiation

: differentiation of a structure or tissue due to factors existent in itself and essentially independent of other parts of the developing organism

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