# Differential vs. Deferential — What's the Difference?

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#### Differential

Of, relating to, or showing a difference.
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#### Deferential

Marked by or exhibiting deference.
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#### Differential

Constituting or making a difference; distinctive.
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#### Deferential

Respectful and considerate; showing deference.
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#### Differential

Dependent on or making use of a specific difference or distinction.
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#### Deferential

Based on deference; based on the doctrine, ideology, or wishes of others rather than one's own conclusions.
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#### Differential

(Mathematics) Of or relating to differentiation.
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#### Deferential

Of, or relating to the vas deferens.
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#### Differential

Involving differences in speed or direction of motion.
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#### Deferential

Expressing deference; accustomed to defer.
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#### Differential

An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
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#### Deferential

Showing deference
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#### Differential

The product of the derivative of a function of one variable and the increment of the independent variable.
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#### Differential

A differential gear.
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#### Differential

A difference between comparable things, as in wage rate or in price.
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#### Differential

Of or pertaining to a difference.
Differential characteristics
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#### Differential

Dependent on, or making a difference; distinctive.
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#### Differential

Having differences in speed or direction of motion.
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#### Differential

(mathematics) Of or pertaining to differentiation or the differential calculus.
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#### Differential

The differential gear in an automobile, etc.
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#### Differential

A qualitative or quantitative difference between similar or comparable things.
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#### Differential

(mathematics) An infinitesimal change in a variable, or the result of differentiation.
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#### Differential

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.
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#### Differential

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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#### Differential

Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate.
For whom he produced differential favors.
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#### Differential

Of or pertaining to a differential, or to differentials.
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#### Differential

Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.
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#### Differential

An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.
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#### Differential

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.
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#### Differential

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.
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#### Differential

The result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
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#### Differential

A quality that differentiates between similar things
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#### Differential

A bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves
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#### Differential

Relating to or showing a difference;
Differential treatment
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#### Differential

Involving or containing one or more derivatives;
Differential equation
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