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differential is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of differential in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… called a differential analyzer which …”

meanings of differential


  1. A qualitative or quantitative difference between similar or comparable things.
  2. 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.
  3. An infinitesimal change in a variable, or the result of differentiation.
  4. 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.
  5. The differential gear in an automobile etc.


  1. Of, or relating to a difference.
  2. Having differences in speed or direction of motion.
  3. Dependent on, or making a difference; distinctive.
  4. Of, or relating to differentiation, or the differential calculus.

differential frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word differential occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics differential can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that differential can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) transport and travel;

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