Differential

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English

Adjective

Differential (comparative more Differential, superlative most Differential)

  1. of, or relating to a difference
  2. dependent on, or making a difference; distinctive
  3. having differences in speed or direction of motion
  4. (mathematics) of, or relating to differentiation, or the differential calculus


Noun

Differential (plural Differentials)
  1. the differential gear in an automobile etc
  2. a qualitative or quantitative difference between similar or comparable things
  3. (mathematics) an infinitesimal change in a variable, or the result of differentiation

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Noun

Differential c.

  1. (mechanics) a differential gear
  2. (mathematics) an infinitesimal change
  3. (mathematics) the differential operator

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