Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun differential

3 senses of differential

Sense 1
derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative -- (the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx)
       => calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning -- (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Sense 2
differential -- (a quality that differentiates between similar things)
       => difference -- (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock")

Sense 3
differential gear, 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)
       => bevel gear, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear -- (gears that mesh at an angle)

Similarity of adj differential

2 senses of differential

Sense 1
differential -- (relating to or showing a difference; "differential treatment")

Sense 2
differential -- (involving or containing one or more derivatives; "differential equation")

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