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Definitions of difference

  1. 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
  2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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? Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Choice; preference. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To distinguish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The act or state of being unlike; distinction; controversy; quarrel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To distinguish between; discriminate; subtract from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. Disagreement; distinction; unlikeness; excess of one quantity over another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. 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.
  20. A disagreement; controversy; quarrel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The state of being unlike or distinct; the quality which distinguishes one thing from another; a contention; the point in dispute; distinction; mark of distinction; the remainder of a sum or quantity after a lesser sum or quantity is subtracted; the differentia; a certain figure added to a coat-of-arms, serving to distinguish one family from another, or to show how distant a younger branch is from the elder or principal branch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. 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.
  23. Being different, dissimilarity, non-identity (Distinction without d.); point in which things differ; quantity by which amounts differ, remainder after subtraction, (split the d., come to compromise); change in price of stocks &c. between certain dates (pay, meet, the d.); disagreement in opinion, dispute, quarrel; characteristic mark distinguishing individual or species, differentia (vb, serve as distinguishing mark of, differentiate); make a. d. between, treat differently; it makes a great d., is important. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. [L.] (Her.) A mark added to a coat of arms to distinguish different branches of a family or different sons of one house. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. In Logic, the predicable, which distinguishes the subject from all others from the point of view in which it is then regarded. The genus, with this difference, is said logically to make up the species. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. Act of differing; state of being different, discordant, or unlike;—disagreement in opinion; dissension; hence, cause of dissension; point in dispute; occasion of quarrel;—that by which one thing differs from another; characteristic quality;—the sum or amount by which one quantity differs from another; remainder after subtraction. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. State of being distinct from something; the quality by which one differs from another; the disproportion between one thing and another; dispute, debate, quarrel; distinction; point in question, ground of controversy; a logical distinction. Complete Dictionary

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