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Undifferentiated   /əndɪfərˈɛnʃiˌeɪtɪd/   Listen

Not differentiated.  Synonym: uniform.

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"Undifferentiated" Quotes from Famous Books

... furnishes a clue to the mechanism of dreaming but to the underlying conditions as well. The lowest forms of life possess no image-forming power. They have no sense organs; sensation is diffused over the entire form and undifferentiated. Gradually, as the scale of life is ascended, certain parts of the organisms become specially sensitive to certain stimuli and eventually individual organs give separate and distinct reports of phenomena. A substance hitherto merely felt, is seen, heard, ...
— The Journal of Abnormal Psychology - Volume 10

... if the period represented by the rocks is greater than, or co-extensive with, that during which life has existed, we ought, somewhere among the ancient formations, to arrive at the point to which all these series converge, or from which, in other words, they have diverged—the primitive undifferentiated protoplasmic living things, whence the two great series of plants and animals ...
— Discourses - Biological and Geological Essays • Thomas H. Huxley

... medieval and in modern times there have been comparatively few apparent changes in our case system apart from the gradual replacement of thou—thee (singular) and subjective ye—objective you (plural) by a single undifferentiated form you. All the while, however, the case system, such as it is (subjective-objective, really absolutive, and possessive in nouns; subjective, objective, and possessive in certain pronouns) has been steadily ...
— Language - An Introduction to the Study of Speech • Edward Sapir

Words linked to "Undifferentiated" :   uniform, differentiated, dedifferentiated

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