Axle vs Differential - What's the difference?

axle | differential |

As nouns the difference between axle and differential

is that axle is (obsolete) shoulder or axle can be the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel while differential is the differential gear in an automobile etc.

of, or relating to a difference.

axle

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) axle, eaxle, from (etyl) , (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
• (obsolete) Shoulder.
• Etymology 2

A combination of (etyl) eax and (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
• The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
• A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
• An axis; as, the Sunâ€™s axle.

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differential

English

• of, or relating to a difference
• differential characteristics
• * Motley
• For whom he produced differential favours.
• dependent on, or making a difference; distinctive
• having differences in speed or direction of motion
• (mathematics) of, or relating to differentiation, or the differential calculus
• Noun

(en noun)
• the differential gear in an automobile etc
• a qualitative or quantitative difference between similar or comparable things
• (mathematics) an infinitesimal change in a variable, or the result of differentiation
• 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.
• 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.
• (Knight)

Derived terms

* differential amplifier * differential analyzer * differential coefficient * differential gear * differential equation * partial differential equation