differentiation


differentiation
differentiation dif‧fe‧ren‧ti‧a‧tion [ˌdɪfərenʆiˈeɪʆn] noun [uncountable]
the process of showing or seeing that one thing is different from something else
ˈproduct differentiˌation
MARKETING when a company shows how its products are different from each other and from competing products, for example in its advertising. Differentiation is important in telling buyers the advantages of one product over another:

• To maintain product differentiation, the new models have all been styled distinctively.

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differentiation UK US /ˌdɪfərenʃiˈeɪʃən/ noun [U]
MARKETING the process of showing how a product is different from similar products and what its advantages are, especially in order to attract a particular group of consumers: »

Through differentiation, coffee could come to be marketed like wine, which is prized for specific locations and other qualities.

the process of showing or finding a difference between one thing and another: »

The four-letter code will enable differentiation between separate projects within the same department.

the fact that something is different from something else: »

There is considerable differentiation between different users in terms of IT skills.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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