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of, showing, or depending on a difference; differing or varying according to circumstances or relevant factors:the differential achievements of boys and girls constituting a specific difference; distinctive:the differential features between benign and malignant tumors Mathematics relating to infinitesimal differences or to the derivatives of functions. of or relating to a difference in a physical quantity:a differential amplifier
a difference between amounts of things:the differential between gasoline and diesel prices Mathematics an infinitesimal difference between successive values of a variable. (also differential gear) a set of gears allowing a vehicle’s driven wheels to revolve at different speeds when going around corners.