Definition of differential:
- A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.
- A small difference in rates which competing railroad lines, in establishing a common tariff, allow one of their number to make, in order to get a fair share of the business. The lower rate is called a differential rate. Differentials are also sometimes granted to cities.
- An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.
- One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.
- Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.
- Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate.
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car part (part of speech: noun)
- shock absorber,
- spark plug,
- connecting rod,
- glove compartment,
- steering wheel,
- "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", Stephen Leacock.
- "Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon or, The Longest Shots on Record", Victor Appleton.
Again a resultant differential action may be obtained even when the disturbance reaches both A and B, if the electrical excitability of one point is exalted or depressed by physical or chemical means.- "Response in the Living and Non-Living", Jagadis Chunder Bose.