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noun. ['ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃəl'] the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx.
- partial derivative
- derived function
- differential coefficient
- first derivative
Rhymes with Differential
How do you pronounce differential?
Pronounce differential as ˌdɪfərˈɛnʃəl.
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Sentences with differential
1. Noun, singular or mass
Fill the differential with gear oil if the tip comes out clean.
Some vehicles use a rubber plug on the differential cover.
Quotes about differential
1. If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
- Max Born
2. Detonation vs. Pre-Ignition [10w] Poets have thin skins;physicists call this differential burn rates.
- Beryl Dov
noun. ['ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃəl'] 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.
- differential gear
- bevel gear
- pinion and ring gear
noun. ['ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃəl'] a quality that differentiates between similar things.