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**differential**(n = noun.cognition) derivative, derived function, differential coefficient, first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;
has particulars:
curvature,
partial,
partial derivative
**differential**(n = noun.attribute) - a quality that differentiates between similar things;
is a kind of
difference
**differential**(n = noun.artifact) differential gear - a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves;
is a kind of
bevel gear,
pinion and crown wheel,
pinion and ring gear

is a kind of calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

Derived form adjective differential

Derived form adjective differential

**differential**(a = adj.pert) - relating to or showing a difference; "differential treatment"
Derived forms
noun difference**differential**(a = adj.pert) - involving or containing one or more derivatives; "differential equation"
Derived form
noun differential

--adj.

1 a of, exhibiting, or depending on a difference. b varying according to circumstances.

2 Math. relating to infinitesimal differences.

3 constituting a specific difference; distinctive; relating to specific differences (differential diagnosis).

4 Physics & Mech. concerning the difference of two or more motions, pressures, etc.

--n.

1 a difference between individuals or examples of the same kind.

2 Brit. a difference in wage or salary between industries or categories of employees in the same industry.

3 a difference between rates of interest etc.

4 Math. a an infinitesimal difference between successive values of a variable. b a function expressing this as a rate of change with respect to another variable.

5 (in full differential gear) a gear allowing a vehicle's driven wheels to revolve at different speeds in cornering.

Idiom

differential calculus Math. a method of calculating rates of change, maximum or minimum values, etc. (cf. INTEGRAL). differential coefficient Math. = DERIVATIVE. differential equation Math. an equation involving differentials among its quantities.

Derivative

differentially adv.

Etymology

med. & mod.L differentialis (as DIFFERENCE)

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