Synonyms for difference
ˈdɪf ər əns, ˈdɪf rənsdif·fer·ence
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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
the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
"there are many differences between jazz and rock"
deviation, divergence, departure, differencenoun
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, conflictnoun
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
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 between this and other tax amnesties is that... there's a big risk that all the information is shared with tax authorities, because of the timing we might see a bigger impact than normal... We expect 10-15 percent, which should still be considered a success.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
Obviously, she’s a living, breathing example that just because you have a limb difference doesn’t mean you have to be inhibited or ‘disabled,’ she wasn’t always comfortable with her limb difference, entered a modelling industry where you are assessed based on how you look, and then pushed herself out of her comfort zone, and is now sharing her experiences and inspiring others to get out of their comfort zone as well.
We’re continuing to work with the Chinese to see if they might control more of these substances, when they put controls on these substances it makes a huge difference.
I think it is quite clear that on the medical level… that this could endanger the newborn as well as the mother, if you look statistically, for example, at home births versus births that are done under clinical supervision, there’s a difference in outcomes, and if you’re not ready for an acute emergency during delivery [that] is when a baby can get damaged or a mother could get hurt.
Translations for difference
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- اختلاف, فرقArabic
- разлика, несъгласие, различавам, различие, разногласиеBulgarian
- তফাত, পার্থক্যBengali
- diferènciaCatalan, Valencian
- differens, forskelDanish
- Andersartigkeit, differenzieren, unterscheiden, Unterscheidung, Unterschied, Anderssein, Meinungsverschiedenheit, DifferenzGerman
- diferenco, malsamecoEsperanto
- تفاضل, تفاوت, فرق, اختلاف, فرق گذاشتنPersian
- ero, erimielisyys, erilaisuus, erotus, mielipide-ero, eroavaisuusFinnish
- différend, différenceFrench
- caochladh, diofarScottish Gaelic
- הבדיל, הפרש, שוני, הבדלHebrew
- भेद, फ़र्क़, अंतरHindi
- beda, selisihIndonesian
- 差, 違い, 差異Japanese
- ËnnerscheedLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- verschil, onderscheid, differentiëren, onderscheiden, meningsverschilDutch
- diferenciar, diferençaPortuguese
- отличие, разница, разность, отличительная черта, различие, разногла́сиеRussian
- različnost, razlikaSlovene
- skilja, meningsskiljaktighet, differens, tvist, skilja åt, olikhet, skillnad, avvikelse, tvistepunktSwedish
- తేడా, భేదము, విభేదముTelugu
- ayrım, farkTurkish
- فرق, انترUrdu
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