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Definition of undifferentiated

: not divided or able to be divided into different elements, types, etc. : not differentiated undifferentiated cells an undifferentiated mass

Examples of undifferentiated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, throwing marketing materials at a vast and undifferentiated audience can backfire. David Tal, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 In deer management, the animals are often spoken of as an undifferentiated mass. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 That forced people to consider the similarities and differences among the people in their networks, rather than treating them all as undifferentiated contacts or followers. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 22 Oct. 2021 Wilkerson took a broad, undifferentiated view of addiction—any vice, or even sorrow, constituted grounds for admission. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 Given the relatively undifferentiated nature of BNPL offerings, any BNPL firms that do achieve profitably will likely be undercut by firms willing to charge lower fees to merchants to acquire customers and take market share. David Trainer, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Maybe the gardens leading down to the sea, or one of the pictures hanging on the wall, or the towering waves, the grain of the image like undifferentiated krill. Amitava Kumar, The Atlantic, 6 Oct. 2021 Other types of spondyloarthritis include: psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, enteropathic arthritis, and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis. Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 13 Sep. 2021 In the case of the care centre employee, the court said the rule at issue appeared to have been applied in a general and undifferentiated way, as the employer also required an employee wearing a religious cross to remove that sign. NBC News, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of undifferentiated

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Undifferentiated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undifferentiated. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undifferentiated

: not divided or able to be divided into different parts


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Medical Definition of undifferentiated

: not differentiated an undifferentiated sarcoma


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