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differentia

noun

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something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • a list of the chief differentiae between a controlling cult and a legitimate religious sect

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The first known use of differentia was in 1551

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“Differentia.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/differentia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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