◄ Differential ►

1. (a.) Distinctive; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties\; a differential rate.

2. (a.) of or pertaining to a differential, or to differentials.

3. (a.) Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.

4. (n.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.

5. (n.) A small difference in rates which competing railroad lines, in establishing a common tariff, allow one of their number to make, in order to get a fair share of the business. The lower rate is called a differential rate. Differentials are also sometimes granted to cities.

6. (n.) 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.

7. (n.) 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.

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