What does difference mean?

Definitions for difference
ˈdɪf ər əns, ˈdɪf rənsdif·fer·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. difference(noun)

    the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

    "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  3. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(noun)

    a disagreement or argument about something important

    "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

  4. difference(noun)

    a significant change

    "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"

  5. remainder, difference(noun)

    the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

Wiktionary

  1. difference(Noun)

    The quality of being different.

    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.

  2. difference(Noun)

    A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.

    There are three differences between these two pictures.

  3. difference(Noun)

    A disagreement or argument.

  4. difference(Noun)

    Significant change in or effect on a situation or state.

  5. difference(Noun)

    The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.

  6. difference(Verb)

    To distinguish or differentiate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Difference(noun)

    the act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of heat, or of light; what is the difference between the innocent and the guilty?

  2. Difference(noun)

    disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy

  3. Difference(noun)

    that by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute

  4. Difference(noun)

    choice; preference

  5. Difference(noun)

    an addition to a coat of arms to distinguish the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. See Augmentation, and Marks of cadency, under Cadency

  6. Difference(noun)

    the quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia

  7. Difference(noun)

    the quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other

  8. Difference(verb)

    to cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish

Freebase

  1. Difference

    Difference is the third album of the Finnish power metal band Dreamtale released on 25 April 2005 on Spinefarm Records. It was also released in Japan. It features on vocals for the first time in the band Jarkko Ahola of the band Teräsbetoni.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. difference

    An important army term, meaning firstly the sum to be paid by officers when exchanging from the half to full pay; and, secondly, the price or difference in value of the several commissions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'difference' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #948

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'difference' in Written Corpus Frequency: #626

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'difference' in Nouns Frequency: #195

How to pronounce difference?

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How to say difference in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of difference in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of difference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of difference in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Lessig:

    If 50,000 voters in New Hampshire made this a central issue, then presidential campaigns would begin to notice that the difference between winning and losing in New Hampshire will turn on where they stand on this issue, if we can achieve that in New Hampshire then there is a possibility that this will spread around the country as well.

  2. Oskar Groening:

    The process was the same as Auschwitz I. The only difference was that there were no trucks, they all walked — some in one direction some, in another direction ... to where the crematoria and gas chambers were.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    You can harden all of the soft targets you want in America. You can keep all the Muslim immigrants you want away from our shores. It will make no difference.

  4. Roger Federer:

    I tried to really mix it up on his second serve and I was hoping to serve good enough Roger Federer to keep me out of trouble, he had that one bad game at the beginning of the second set, which made the difference in the match. Incredibly, the triumph marks the 87th ATP Tour win of Federer's trophy-laden career. Djoko's Cincinnati hex By comparisson, Djokovic will now have to wait until next year to try and overcome his Cincinnati hoodoo. Sunday's result means the World No 1. has lost in the final of the Ohio tournament five times in his career, including twice previously to Federer in 2009 and 2012.

  5. Mark Zandi:

    I've always viewed it as very serious. There was no difference yesterday from days before. I feel the tone is similar, but some people said it wasn't.

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