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

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

a
quality
that
differentiates
between
similar
things

An
increment,
usually
an
indefinitely
small
one,
which
is
given
to
a
variable
quantity.

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.

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.

An
infinitesimal
difference
between
two
values
of
a
quantity;
a
decrease
of
rates,
charged
by
a
railroad:
differential
calculus,
a
branch
of
higher
mathematics.

An
infinitesimal
difference
between
two
values
of
a
quantity.

An
infinitely
small
difference
between
two
states
of
a
variable
quantity.

The
infinitely
small
variation
of
a
quantity;
in
commerce,
creating
a
difference;
special,
as
differential
duties;
in
mech.,
differing
in
amount,
or
in
the
producing
force;
intended
to
produce
or
indicate
difference
of
motion
or
effect.

involving
or
containing
one
or
more
derivatives; "
differential
equation"

Relating
to
or
indicating
a
difference;
creating
a
difference;
discriminating;
special;
as,
differential
characteristics;
differential
duties;
a
differential
rate.

Relating
to
differences
of
motion
or
leverage;
producing
effects
by
such
differences;
said
of
mechanism.

A
small
difference
in
rates
which
competing
railroad
lines,
in
establishing
a
common
tariff,
allow
one
of
their
number
to
make,
in
order
to
get
a
fair
share
of
the
business.
The
lower
rate
is
called
a
differential
rate.
Differentials
are
also
sometimes
granted
to
cities.

Indicating
unlikeness;
having
inequality;
as,
a
differential
gear
on
a
motor
car
which
allows
one
rear
wheel
to
turn
faster
than
the
other;
pertaining
to,
or
involving,
an
infinitesimal
difference.

Creating
a
difference: (
math.)
pertaining
to
a
quantity
or
difference
infinitely
small.

Creating
or
pertaining
to
difference.

Denoting
or
making
a
difference;
distinctive.

Tending
to
distinguish;
special;
creating
a
difference,
as
differential
duties;
pertaining
to
an
infinitely
small
quantity,
so
small
as
to
be
less
than
any
assignable
quantity;
pertaining
to
differentials.
Differential
calculus,
the
method
of
finding
the
ratios
of
the
differences
of
variable
magnitudes
on
the
supposition
that
these
differences
become
Infinitely
small.
Differential
co
efficient,
the
ratio
of
the
differential
of
any
function
of
a
variable
quantity
to
the
differential
of
the
variable.
Differential
thermometer,
a
thermometer
for
measuring
minute
differences
of
temperature.
Differential
gear,
a
combination
of
toothed
wheels
by
which
a
differential
motion
is
produced.
Differential
screw,
a
compound
screw
by
which
a
differential
motion
is
produced.

Relating
to
or
indicating
difference;
pert.
to
an
infinitely
small
variable
quantity
or
difference,
which
is
called
a
differential
quantity.
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