- a function of two variables that is obtained from a given function, y = f(x), and that expresses the approximate increment in the given function as the derivative of the function times the increment in the independent variable, written as dy = f′(x)dx.
- any generalization of this function to higher dimensions.
- the difference involved in a differential rate.
- differential rate.
Origin of differential
OTHER WORDS FROM differentialdif·fer·en·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use differential in a sentence
This compares with just three touchdowns for Watson and accounts for the entire differential in the two QBs’ career TD totals.Scheme (And Sacks) Might Be All That Separate Patrick Mahomes And Deshaun Watson|Josh Hermsmeyer|September 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Graphing functions include basic function graphing, parametric graphing, polar graphing, sequence graphing, 3-D graphing, and differential-equation graphing.
They are 3 points behind Watford, and the two teams have the same goal differential.What To Watch For On The English Premier League’s Final Match Day|Chadwick Matlin (email@example.com)|July 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Leicester won 12 of its first 16 matches and even had a better goal differential than the pace-setting Reds over that same stretch.Leicester City Seemed Like A Sure Thing For The Champions League. Not Anymore.|Terrence Doyle|July 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Since the law’s passage, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and federal courts have come to understand a broader definition of sex discrimination, covering motherhood, differential pension programs, pregnancy and sexual harassment.Supreme Court Expands Workplace Equality To LGBTQ Employees, But Questions Remain|LGBTQ-Editor|June 17, 2020|No Straight News
He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations.
Tiebreakers are goal differential, greatest number of goals scored, and, further down, the drawing of lots.
Then, the U.S. and Portugal would be tied in points, goal differential, and goals scored.
That differential accounted for about 60 percent of the downward revision.
The efforts are proceeding slowly and tentatively because the price differential of the fuel is only one factor to consider.
A record is generally kept of the number of nucleated red cells seen during a differential count of leukocytes.
The differential count is best made upon a film stained with Wright's, Jenner's, or Ehrlich's stain.
Jenner's stain, which gives a somewhat similar picture, is preferred by many for differential counting of leukocytes.
The principal source of the irregularities was found in the concealed upper differential wheel of the Grubb slow motion.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters|James Edward Keeler
You,” said I. “You drive a nail as if it were an abstruse problem in differential calculus.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for differential
- an increment in a given function, expressed as the product of the derivative of that function and the corresponding increment in the independent variable
- an increment in a given function of two or more variables, f(x 1, x 2, … x n), expressed as the sum of the products of each partial derivative and the increment in the corresponding variable