noun, plural dif·fer·en·ti·ae [dif-uh-ren-shee-ee] /ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃiˌi/.
- the character or attribute by which one species is distinguished from all others of the same genus.
- the character or basic factor by which one entity is distinguished from another.
noun plural -tiae (-ʃɪˌiː)
- logic a feature by which two subclasses of the same class of named objects can be distinguishedAlso called: difference