differential

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  • IPA(key): [dɪfəˈɹənʃəɫ]

Adjective[edit]

differential (comparative more differential, superlative most differential)

  1. of, or relating to a difference
    differential characteristics
    • Motley
      For whom he produced differential favours.
  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

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Noun[edit]

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
  4. One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.
  5. A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

differential c

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

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