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Differentia vs. Genus

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Differentianoun

A distinguishing feature which marks a species off from other members of the same genus.

Genusnoun

(taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank

‘All magnolias belong to the genus Magnolia.’; ‘Other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle.’; ‘There are only two genera and species of seadragons.’;

Differentianoun

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.

Genusnoun

A group with common attributes.

Differentianoun

the set of characteristics distinguishing an entity from related entities.

Genusnoun

A natural number representing any of several related measures of the complexity of a given manifold or graph.

Differentianoun

distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)

Genusnoun

(semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.

Differentia

In scholastic logic, differentia is one of the predicables. It is that part of a definition which is predicable in a given genus only of the definiendum; or the corresponding of the object.

‘metaphysical part’;

Genusnoun

A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.

Genusnoun

An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.

Genusnoun

a general kind of something;

‘ignore the genus communism’;

Genusnoun

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

Genusnoun

a principal taxonomic category that ranks above species and below family, and is denoted by a capitalized Latin name, e.g. Leo.

Genusnoun

(in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.

Genus

Genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms as well as viruses. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family.

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