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  1. differential

    • IPA[ˌdifəˈren(t)SH(ə)l]

    美式

    • adj.
      of, showing, or depending on a difference; differing or varying according to circumstances or relevant factors;constituting a specific difference; distinctive
    • n.
      a difference between amounts of things;an infinitesimal difference between successive values of a variable.
    • noun: differential, plural noun: differentials

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. 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
    • relating to infinitesimal differences or to the derivatives of functions.
    • relating to a difference in a physical quantity a differential amplifier

    名詞

    • 1. a difference between amounts of things the differential between gasoline and diesel prices
    • an infinitesimal difference between successive values of a variable.
    • a set of gears allowing a motor vehicle's driven wheels to revolve at different speeds when going around corners.