adj [attrib 作定语] of, showing or depending on a difference 不同的; 有分别的; 基于差别的; 区别性的
*differential treatment of applicants for jobs, eg varying according to their education, etc 对求职者区别对待（如根据学历等）
* Non-EEC countries pay a higher differential tariff. 欧洲经济共同体以外的国家须付高于成员国的差别关税.
1 (also differential wage) (esp Brit) difference in rates of pay for different types of work or workers （不同工种或工人的）工资级差
*a dispute about the differential between men and women workers 有关男女工不同酬的争议.
2 (also ,differential `gear) gear enabling a vehicle's back wheels to turn at different speeds when going round corners （车辆转弯时使两後轮以不同速度转动的）差速器. =>illus at App
1 见附录1之插图, page xii.