differential

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • adjective referring to things which react differently when measured against a norm or standard

Banking

  • adjective showing a difference

Cars & Driving

  • noun a gear assembly between two drive shafts that permits one shaft to turn at a different speed from the other, while transmitting power

Electronics

  • Pertaining to a difference, such as that between signals, directions, or other variables.
  • Pertaining to a circuit, device, or system whose operation depends on the difference between two quantities. Examples include differential amplifiers and control systems.
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