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English definition of “differential”
/ˌdɪfəˈrenʃəl/ noun [C]
› HR a difference in pay between different industries or between groups of employees within an organization: a pay/wage/salary differential maintain/reduce/justify a differential In order to maintain differentials we propose a 3% increase for all pay grades.
› ECONOMICS, COMMERCE a difference in an amount, for example, a difference in price between the same product sold in different areas: a price/cost differential The company is free to maintain the price differential between a low price market such as the USA and a high price market such as the UK. When the interest rate differential between the euro and other currencies changes, foreign exchange dealers react.
› STOCK MARKET an extra charge added to the price of shares when they are sold in a quantity that is less than the usual quantity: The differential for odd lots (fewer than 100 shares) is added to the price for the purchaser.