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English definition of “differential”

differential

noun [C]  /ˌdɪf·əˈren·ʃəl/ us  
the difference between two amounts: There’s anywhere from a $1000 to $2400 price differential between the vehicles.
differential
adjective  /ˌdɪf·əˈren·ʃəl/ us  
The contract includes a 35-cent per hour increase in night shift differential pay.
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