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Definition of differential noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1differential (between A and B) a difference in the amount, value, or size of something, especially the difference in rates of pay for people doing different work in the same industry or profession wage/pay/income differentials
  2. 2(also differential gear) a gear that makes it possible for a vehicle's back wheels to turn at different speeds when going around corners
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: differential