differential differential  /ˌdɪ fə ˈrɛn ʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
  2. (n) a quality that differentiates between similar things
  3. (n) 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
  4. (adj) relating to or showing a difference
  5. (adj) involving or containing one or more derivatives

Usage(s):

  1. Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus.
  2. Business headache of the week was the soft-coal strike, with 400,000 miners still idle and negotiations snarled at week's end over removing the 40 wage differential in Southern.
  3. Although the provisions of the bill were flexible enough to allow for regional differentials, such differentials might well be too small to suit Southerners.

News

  1. USA vs. Panama: USMNT dominates in front of raucous Seattle crowd

    Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson scored as the U.S. dominated Panama. The United States sits tied on top of the extremely tight Hex, level with Mexico on goal differential and behind Costa Rica by one goal.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. USA vs. Panama: USMNT in complete control

    The United States sits tied on top of the extremely tight Hex, level with Mexico on goal differential and behind Costa Rica by one goal. They can open up a bit of a gap between themselves and one of their big rivals for a qualifying spot on Tuesday night, when they take on Panama.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. USA vs. Panama: TV schedule and how to watch online

    The United States sits tied on top of the extremely tight Hex, level with Mexico on goal differential and behind Costa Rica by one goal. They can open up a bit of a gap between themselves and one of their big rivals for a qualifying spot on Tuesday night, when they take on Panama.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "It was a tight one," Crocker said. "I saw my short differential between getting a medal or not, but then I realized Michael's was pretty close, too. I'm really glad that he came out on top. It was everything that an Olympic final should be....
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Ian Crocker Source: CNN

  2. "I thought he threw some good pitches," Boston manager Terry Francona said about Matsuzaka's outing. "I thought he had some depth to his slider and there was some differential, and I thought his fastball was good. Just a lot of deep counts."
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Terry Francona Source: PhillySportsline

  3. "We've been very encouraged by the performance of the car in the wet this year," said Whitmarsh. "Last year we felt the performance differential to our chief rivals was decidedly more marked - there were some circuits where we were clearly...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Martin Whitmarsh Source: Sportinglife.com

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