What does differ mean?

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ˈdɪf ərdif·fer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differverb

    be different

    "These two tests differ in only one respect"

  2. disagree, differ, dissent, take issueverb

    be of different opinions

    "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

Wiktionary

  1. differverb

    Not to have the same traits, characteristics.

    Etymology: From differen, from differo, from dis- + fero.

  2. differverb

    To have diverging opinions, disagree.

    Etymology: From differen, from differo, from dis- + fero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differverb

    to be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from

  2. Differverb

    to be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with

  3. Differverb

    to have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend

  4. Differverb

    to cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Differ

    dif′ėr, v.i. to be unlike, distinct, or various (used by itself, or followed by with, from, to): to disagree (with from, with): to fall out, dispute (with):—pr.p. diff′ering; pa.p. diff′ered.—ns. Diff′erence, Diff′erency (Shak.), dissimilarity: the quality distinguishing one thing from another: a contention or quarrel: the point in dispute: the excess of one quantity or number over another: (her.) the modification of an achievement of arms to indicate the wearer's relation to the head of the house, as by marks of cadency.—v.t. to make a difference between things.—adj. Diff′erent, distinct: separate: unlike: not the same (with from, not to).—n. Differen′tia (logic), the characteristic quality or attribute of a species.—adj. Differen′tial, creating a difference: special: (math.) pertaining to a quantity or difference infinitely small (see Calculus).—adv. Differen′tially.—v.t. Differen′tiāte, to make different: to create a difference between: to classify as different.—v.i. to become different by specialisation: (math.) to obtain the differential or differential coefficient of.—n. Differentiā′tion, the act of distinguishing or describing a thing by giving its differentia: exact definition: a change by which organs or structures become specialised or modified: (math.) the act or process of differentiating.—adv. Diff′erently.—Differential gear, gear for communicating differential motion; Differential motion, an apparatus by which the difference of two velocities is communicated, as in the Differential screw, a combination of male and female screws; Differential thermometer, a thermometer for marking minute differences of temperature. [L. differredif (= dis), apart, ferre, to bear.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differ' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4822

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'differ' in Verbs Frequency: #531

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of differ in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of differ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of differ in a Sentence

  1. Julie Estrada:

    With the guidelines varying from state to state, the practices( for health and safety, including temperature checks) differ from park to park, the evolution of( Legoland California's) procedures has been done in consideration with local health partners and officials, as well as The CDC guidelines to ensure families can continue to have the confidence to play safely across Universal Studios Orlando Resort.

  2. Roger Graves:

    Some think it is sad that they don’t have anyone, i beg to differ. They have all of us. We are all their family.

  3. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    President (Putin) has a different assessment to us, we agree a solution is needed, but we differ on the means.

  4. Thomas Huxley:

    Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

  5. Reuters Health:

    The Dr. Oz Show, the observation that some of the topics discussed on the show may differ from popular opinion or various academic analyses affirms that we are furthering a constructive dialogue about health and wellness.

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