Top Definition

Noun

1704

1 a : the product of the derivative of a function of one variable by the increment of the independent variable b : a sum of products in which each product consists of a partial derivative of a given function of several variables multiplied by the corresponding increment and which contains as many products as there are independent variables in the function

2 : a difference between comparable individuals or classes <a price differential>; also : the amount of such a difference

1704

1 a : the product of the derivative of a function of one variable by the increment of the independent variable b : a sum of products in which each product consists of a partial derivative of a given function of several variables multiplied by the corresponding increment and which contains as many products as there are independent variables in the function

2 : a difference between comparable individuals or classes <a price differential>; also : the amount of such a difference

Adjective

1647

1 a : of, relating to, or constituting a difference : DISTINGUISHING b : making a distinction between individuals or classes c : based on or resulting from a differential d : functioning or proceeding differently or at a different rate

2 : being, relating to, or involving a differential or differentiation

3 a : relating to quantitative differences b : producing effects by reason of quantitative differences

1647

1 a : of, relating to, or constituting a difference : DISTINGUISHING b : making a distinction between individuals or classes c : based on or resulting from a differential d : functioning or proceeding differently or at a different rate

2 : being, relating to, or involving a differential or differentiation

3 a : relating to quantitative differences b : producing effects by reason of quantitative differences

von Buffy69
2. Juni 2004