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. Alan Valentine:

    For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile nothing endures except the sense of difference.

  2. South Carolina.Read MoreBernie Sanders:

    We as a nation have the lowest voter turnout of almost any major country on earth. I think it is very difficult to get people to vote when they believe the system is totally rigged against them and that they're vote does not make a difference. I've heard that a million times and that's tough, but that is exactly what has to be done.

  3. Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton:

    The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - invincible determination--a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.

  4. Robert Dunham:

    Both states have changed the way in which indigent capital defense is provided. Counsel makes a huge difference.

  5. A. W. Tozer:

    Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God, either.

Images & Illustrations of difference

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