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Definitions of difference

  1. To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To distinguish between; discriminate; subtract from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Choice; preference. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act or state of being unlike; distinction; controversy; quarrel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. The quality distinguishing one thing from another: a contention or quarrel: the point in dispute: the excess of one quantity or number over another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Disagreement; distinction; unlikeness; excess of one quantity over another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The state or quality of being unlike; that in which two things are unlike; unlikeness; distinction; discrimination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A disagreement; controversy; quarrel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Want of similarity; distinction; that which distinguishes one from another; contention; quarrel; the point in dispute; the remainder after subtraction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for difference

  1. " It doesn't make any difference he replied. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Now it made little difference – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
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