Differential vs. Difference

By Jaxson

of, or relating to a difference

“differential characteristics”

dependent on, or making a difference; distinctive

having differences in speed or direction of motion

of, or relating to differentiation, or the differential calculus

• Differential (noun)

the differential gear in an automobile etc

• Differential (noun)

a qualitative or quantitative difference between similar or comparable things

• Differential (noun)

an infinitesimal change in a variable, or the result of differentiation

• Differential (noun)

One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.

• Differential (noun)

A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.

• Difference (noun)

The quality of being different.

“You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.”

• Difference (noun)

A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.

“There are three differences between these two pictures.”

• Difference (noun)

A disagreement or argument.

“We have our little differences, but we are firm friends.”

• Difference (noun)

Significant change in or effect on a situation or state.

“It just won’t make much difference to me.”

“It just won’t make much of a difference to anyone.”

• Difference (noun)

The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.

• Difference (noun)

Choice; preference.

• Difference (noun)

An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish two people’s bearings which would otherwise be the same. See augmentation and cadency.

• Difference (noun)

The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.

• Difference (noun)

A Boolean operation which is TRUE when the two input variables are different but is otherwise FALSE; the XOR operation (scriptstyle A overline B + overline A B).

• Difference (noun)

the set of elements that are in one set but not another (scriptstyle A overline B).

• Difference (verb)

To distinguish or differentiate.

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