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. 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.

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

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. Kenneth McKenzie:

    The difference this time.

  2. Sean Hanover:

    It was a difference of opinion.

  3. Stephen Wood:

    What a difference a day makes !

  4. Deborah Rose-Milavec:

    It will make a huge difference.

  5. Mark Meadows:

    We have a difference of opinion.

Images & Illustrations of difference

  1. differencedifferencedifference

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