Synonyms of differential


1. derived function, derivative, differential coefficient, differential, first derivative, calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning

usage: the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

2. differential, difference

usage: a quality that differentiates between similar things

3. differential gear, differential, bevel gear, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear

usage: 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


1. differential

usage: relating to or showing a difference; "differential treatment"

2. differential

usage: involving or containing one or more derivatives; "differential equation"

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