differential

[ dif-uh-ren-shuh l ]
/ ˌdɪf əˈrɛn ʃəl /
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adjective

noun

Origin of differential

1640–50; < Medieval Latin differentiālis, equivalent to differenti(a) difference + ālis -al1
Related formsdif·fer·en·tial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for differentially

differential

/ (ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsdifferentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for differentially

differential


adj.

1640s, from Medieval Latin differentialis, from Latin differentia (see difference). Related: Differentially.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for differentially

differential

[ dĭf′ə-rĕnshəl ]

An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
The product of the derivative of a function of one variable and the increment of the independent variable.
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