the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
"there are many differences between jazz and rock"
deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)
a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
"the deviation from the mean"
deviance, passing, departure, remainder, exit, difference of opinion, loss, leaving, divergence, deflexion, going, release, digression, disagreement, deflection, diversion, dispute, divagation, variance, expiration, deviation, going away, discrepancy, divergency, conflict
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"
a significant change
"the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
To distinguish or differentiate.
You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.
A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.
There are three differences between these two pictures.
The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Difference is the state or quality of being unlike or the amount of such unlikeness. A difference is in the things compared; a discrimination is in our judgment of them; a distinction is in our definition or description or mental image of them. Careful discrimination of real differences results in clear distinctions. Disparity is stronger than inequality, implying that one thing falls far below another; as, the disparity of our achievements when compared with our ideals. Dissimilarity is between things sharply contrasted; there may be a difference between those almost alike. There is a discrepancy in accounts that fail to balance. Variety involves more than two objects; so, in general, does diversity; variation is a difference in the condition or action of the same object at different times. Disagreement is not merely the lack, but the opposite, of agreement; it is a mild word for opposition and conflict; difference is sometimes used in the same sense.
contrariety, contrast, disagreement, discrepancy, discrimination, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinction, divergence, diversity, inconsistency, inequality, unlikeness, variation, variety
Difference between the old and the new; differences among men; a difference in character; of action; of style; (less frequently) a difference (controversy) with a person; a difference of one thing from (incorrectly to) another.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
dissimilarity, unlikeness, distinction, variation, contrast, discrepancy, discrimination, disparity, diversity, dissimilitude, incompatibility, inequality, heterogeneity, variety, dissension, variance, disagreement
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How to use difference in a sentence?
The difference is ... Pruitt had an absolute disdain for Washington, pruitt went behind closed doors and took an authoritative position. That's not how Andy will operate.
It's like Josef K in Kafka, the difference is that Josef K lost. In the end I will prevail. They took on the wrong innocent person.
Determination makes a difference.
Children are very curious about their bodies... and curious about the other sex, they want to look at other bodies, touch other bodies, and they want to explore the difference between boys and girls. It is all very innocent and part of the normal sexual development of children. They don't have the same mindset as we do. They are just curious.
I know they opened, too, but that's a big difference. They get real close and have to touch. I don't think we can do that yet.
Translations for difference
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- اختلاف, فرقArabic
- разногласие, различие, разлика, несъгласие, различавамBulgarian
- পার্থক্য, তফাতBengali
- diferènciaCatalan, Valencian
- forskel, differensDanish
- Unterschied, Differenz, Andersartigkeit, Meinungsverschiedenheit, Anderssein, Unterscheidung, unterscheiden, differenzierenGerman
- malsameco, diferencoEsperanto
- تفاضل, اختلاف, فرق, تفاوت, فرق گذاشتنPersian
- erilaisuus, ero, mielipide-ero, eroavaisuus, erotus, erimielisyysFinnish
- différend, différenceFrench
- diofar, caochladhScottish Gaelic
- הפרש, הבדל, שוני, הבדילHebrew
- भेद, अंतर, फ़र्क़Hindi
- selisih, bedaIndonesian
- 差異, 差, 違いJapanese
- ËnnerscheedLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- verschil, meningsverschil, onderscheid, onderscheiden, differentiërenDutch
- diferença, diferenciarPortuguese
- различие, отличие, разница, разногла́сие, разность, отличительная чертаRussian
- razlika, različnostSlovene
- avvikelse, differens, tvist, olikhet, skillnad, tvistepunkt, meningsskiljaktighet, skilja, skilja åtSwedish
- భేదము, తేడా, విభేదముTelugu
- ayrım, farkTurkish
- انتر, فرقUrdu
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