HyperDic: difference

English > 5 senses of the word difference:
NOUNattributedifferencethe quality of being unlike or dissimilar
eventdifference, deviation, divergence, departurea variation that deviates from the standard or norm
communicationdifference, dispute, difference of opinion, conflicta disagreement or argument about something important
relationdifferencea significant change
quantitydifference, remainderthe number that remains after subtraction
difference > pronunciation
Soundsdih'ferahns; dih'frahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > difference: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being unlike or dissimilar.
Example"there are many differences between jazz and rock"
AttributesdifferentUnlike in nature or quality or form or degree
NarrowerdifferentiaDistinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)
differentialA quality that differentiates between similar things
discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, varianceA difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
dissimilarity, unsimilarityThe quality of being dissimilar / dissimilar
distinctionA distinguishing difference
inequalitylack of equality
otherness, distinctness, separatenessThe quality of being not alike
variety, changeA difference that is usually pleasant
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
OppositesamenessThe quality of being alike
Spanishdiferencia
Catalandiferència
Adjectivesdifferentunlike in nature or quality or form or degree
differentialrelating to or showing a difference
Verbsdifferbe different
differentiatebecome distinct and acquire a different character
differentiatebecome different during development
differentiatemark as different
differentiatebe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
English > difference: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA variation that deviates from the standard or norm.
Synonymsdeviation, divergence, departure
Narrowerdiscrepancy, variance, variantAn event that departs from expectations
driftageThe deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting / drifting
inflection, flection, flexiondeviation from a straight or normal course
Broadervariation, fluctuationAn instance of change
Spanishdesviación, diferencia, divergencia, partida
Catalandesviació, diferència, divergència
Verbsdifferentiatebecome distinct and acquire a different character
differentiatemark as different
differentiatebe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
English > difference: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA disagreement or argument about something important.
Example "there were irreconcilable differences"
Synonymsdispute, difference of opinion, conflict
NarrowercollisionA conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingA contentious speech act
gapA difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustupAn angry dispute
BroaderdisagreementThe speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
Spanishdiferencia, discusión, disputa, querella, repunta
Catalandiferència, discussió, disputa, querella
Verbsdifferbe of different opinions
English > difference: 5 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningA significant change.
Examples
  • "the difference in her is amazing"
  • "his support made a real difference"
BroaderchangeA relational difference between states
Spanishdiferencia
Adjectivesdifferentialrelating to or showing a difference
Verbsdifferentiatebecome distinct and acquire a different character
differentiatebecome different during development
English > difference: 5 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningThe number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend.
Synonymremainder
NarrowerbalanceThe difference between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Spanishdiferencia, resto
Catalandiferència

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