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  1. (adjective) Of, relating to, or showing a difference.
  2. (adjective) Constituting or making a difference; distinctive.
  3. (adjective) Dependent on or making use of a specific difference or distinction.
  4. (adjective) Mathematics Of or relating to differentiation.
  5. (adjective) Involving differences in speed or direction of motion.
  6. (noun) Mathematics An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
  7. (noun) Mathematics The product of the derivative of a function containing one variable and the increment of the independent variable.
  8. (noun) Differential gear.
  9. (noun) A difference between comparable things, as in wage rate or in price.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. This leads me to suspect that the cost differential is due to: - Adverse Results for School Vouchers, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  2. I would say that the least promising source of the differential is valued added from college education. - Tyler Cowen on Income Inequality, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  3. But at least price differential is better reflection of the respective quality of both wines then very close RP score. - Tasting Bordeaux 2005 blind with Robert Parker | Dr Vino's wine blog
  4. In what way did my doing poorly in differential equations — or for that matter doing extremely well in computer programming or nuclear engineering or whatever — relate to the skills needed to succeed in law school? - The Volokh Conspiracy » Do Law Schools Seek “Exciting” and “Diverse” Students?
  5. To give a personal example, I did extremely poorly in differential equations courses in engineering, and did so-so in other math courses. - The Volokh Conspiracy » Do Law Schools Seek “Exciting” and “Diverse” Students?

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