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Difference

Difference

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noun


(1)   The quality of being unlike or dissimilar
"There are many differences between jazz and rock"
(2)   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"
(3)   A variation that deviates from the standard or norm
"The deviation from the mean"
(4)   The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
(5)   A significant change
"The difference in her is amazing"
"His support made a real difference"
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Etymology


From < From difference < < , ppr.; see different.

Noun



  1. The quality of being different.
    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.
  2. A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.
    There are three differences between these two pictures.
  3. A disagreement or argument.
  4. The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.

Synonyms

departure, deviation, divergence conflict, difference of opinion, dispute, dissension remainder

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