**differential** as a noun: - 1
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as an adjective: - 1
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## differential

noun

### 1 differential

The result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx.

*synonyms:* derivative, derived function, differential coefficient, first derivative.

Roget 84:
number,
symbol,
numeral,
figure,
cipher,
digit,
integer;
counter;
round number;
formula;
function;
series.
sum,
difference,
complement,
subtrahend;
product;
multiplicand,
multiplier,
**
**
multiplicator^{†};
coefficient,
multiple;
dividend,
divisor,
factor,
quotient,
submultiple* [Math.]*;
fraction,
rational number;
surd,
irrational number;
transcendental number;
mixed number,
complex number,
complex conjugate;
numerator,
denominator;
decimal,
circulating decimal,
repetend;
common measure,
aliquot part;
prime number,
prime,
relative prime,
prime factor,
prime pair;
reciprocal;
totient^{†}.
binary number,
octal number,
hexadecimal number* [Comp.]*.
permutation,
combination,
variation;
election.
ratio,
proportion,
comparison
*etc.*
**464**;
progression;
arithmetical progression,
geometrical progression,
harmonical progression^{†};
percentage,
permilage.
**
**
figurate numbers^{†},
pyramidal numbers,
polygonal numbers.
power,
root,
exponent,
index,
logarithm,
antilogarithm;
modulus,
base.
differential,
integral,
fluxion^{†},
fluent.
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Dutch: afgeleide

Polish: różniczka

### 2 differential

A quality that differentiates between similar things.

### 3 differential

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.

*synonym:* differential gear.

Polish: dyferencjał, mechanizm różnicowy, przekładnia różnicowa

adjective

### 1 differential

Relating to or showing a difference.

Roget 84:
numeral,
complementary,
divisible,
aliquot,
reciprocal,
prime,
relatively prime,
fractional,
decimal,
figurate^{†},
incommensurable.
proportional,
exponential,
logarithmic,
logometric^{†},
differential,
fluxional^{†},
integral,
totitive^{†}.
positive,
negative;
rational,
irrational;
surd,
radical,
real;
complex,
imaginary;
finite;
infinite;
impossible.
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Polish: różnicowy

### 2 differential

Involving or containing one or more derivatives.

Polish: różniczkowy

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