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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dif·fer·en·tia /ˌdɪfəˈrɛn(t)ʃ(i)ə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dif·fer·en·ti·a n.; pl. Differentiæ
 1. Logic The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species, by which it is distinguished from other members of its genus; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference; as, a proper definition must have both genus and differentia.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : distinguishing characteristics (especially in different
          species of a genus)
      [also: differentiae (pl)]