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Noun: difference  di-f(u-)run(t)s
  1. The quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
  2. A variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    "the difference from the mean";
    - deviation, divergence, departure
  3. A disagreement or argument about something important
    "there were irreconcilable differences"; "he had a difference of opinion with his wife";
    - dispute, difference of opinion, conflict
  4. A significant change
    "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
  5. The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
    - remainder
Verb: difference  di-f(u-)run(t)s
  1. Distinguish, differentiate or subtract; find changes between

Derived forms: differencing, differences, differenced

See also: different

Type of: change, disagreement, fluctuation, number, quality, variation

Antonym: sameness

Encyclopedia: Difference