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Definition 1: the quality of being unlike or dissimilar - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where difference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there are many differences between jazz and rock

(difference is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of difference ) lack of equality

"the growing inequality between rich and poor"

(... is a kind of difference ) a difference that is usually pleasant

"he goes to France for variety" "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

(... is a kind of difference ) the quality of being dissimilar

(... is a kind of difference ) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

"a growing divergence of opinion"

(... is a kind of difference ) a distinguishing difference between similar things or people

"he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

(... is a kind of difference ) distinguishing characteristics (especially in different species of a genus)

(... is a kind of difference ) a quality that differentiates between similar things

(... is a kind of difference ) the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known

(... are attributes of difference) unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

"took different approaches to the problem" "came to a different conclusion" "different parts of the country" "on different sides of the issue" "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

Definition 2: a disagreement or argument about something important - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where difference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a dispute with his wife
  • there were irreconcilable differences
  • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Synonyms for difference in the sense of this definition

(difference is a kind of ...) the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

(... is a kind of difference ) a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

"a collision of interests"

(... is a kind of difference ) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

"they were involved in a violent argument"

(... is a kind of difference ) a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations

(... is a kind of difference ) an angry dispute

"they had a quarrel" "they had words"

Definition 3: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm - [noun denoting event]

Samples where difference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deviation from the mean

Synonyms for difference in the sense of this definition

(difference is a kind of ...) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

(... is a kind of difference ) an event that departs from expectations

(... is a kind of difference ) the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting

(... is a kind of difference ) deviation from a straight or normal course

Definition 4: the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for difference in the sense of this definition

(difference is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(... is a kind of difference ) the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

Definition 5: a significant change - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where difference or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the difference in her is amazing
  • his support made a real difference

(difference is a kind of ...) a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event

"he attributed the change to their marriage"

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