diferencia v. diferencial

13:46 Oct 21, 2004
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Portuguese term or phrase: diferencia v. diferencial
"O diferencial estratégico de ...."

How is "diferencial" different from "diferencia" here? "Strategic difference" v. "Strategically differentiating factor" or "Differentiating strategic factor" or something else?
Deborah Workman
United States
Local time: 15:15


Summary of answers provided
4 +1difference v. differential
Claudia Andrade
4 +1strategic difference
Eneida Martins


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
diferença v. diferencial
strategic difference


Explanation:
The difference between diferença and diferencial is that the former is a noun and the later is an adjective. I think you are right to assume that there is a noun (such as "factor") that diferencial is qualifying, but in terms of meaning, I don´t see any difference. It is a matter of style, in my opinion.
Hope it helps!

Eneida Martins
Brazil
Local time: 16:15
Works in field
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Lys Nguyen: thanks
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
difference v. differential


Explanation:
diferença - two things are different and what is different
diferencial - what characteristic makes it special. Distinguishes it from all the others

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Note added at 5 hrs 23 mins (2004-10-21 19:09:53 GMT)
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diferencial - can be both a noun and an adjective

Claudia Andrade
Brazil
Local time: 16:15

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agree  Ana Rita Santiago: Correto.
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