What does difference mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word difference.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. differencenoun

    the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

    "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

  2. deviation, divergence, departure, differencenoun

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  3. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictnoun

    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. differencenoun

    a significant change

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

  5. remainder, differencenoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. differencenoun

    The quality of being different.

    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.

  2. differencenoun

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

    There are three differences between these two pictures.

  3. differencenoun

    A disagreement or argument.

  4. differencenoun

    Significant change in or effect on a situation or state.

  5. differencenoun

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

  6. differenceverb

    To distinguish or differentiate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Differencenoun

    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. Differencenoun

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

  3. Differencenoun

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

  4. Differencenoun

    choice; preference

  5. Differencenoun

    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. Differencenoun

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

  7. Differencenoun

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

  8. Differenceverb

    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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Sarkis Darbinyan:

    The difference lies with the countries that have a higher culture of privacy and a significant limitation of access and use of this data, the scariest thing is that the epidemic will end someday, but these measures I'm sure will stay.

  2. Chris Cooper:

    The question then becomes: for those young men who were teased, would corrective surgery have made a difference?

  3. John Kelly:

    I'm a little bit suspicious of these – of this activity, just because there is such a vast difference between the two countries – or the two regions, two cultures, so, we keep an – we keep a watchful eye on them.

  4. Craig Mazin:

    There's a difference between the perfect way of doing something in terms of historical accuracy, and the perfect way of doing something so that people will watch it and appreciate what matters. You can't have both, at least in that format.

  5. Robert Karem:

    We see a difference in how the Saudis operate.

Images & Illustrations of difference

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