Meaning of difference
Pronunciation: (dif'ur-uns, dif'runs), [key]
— n., v., -enced, -enc•ing.
- the state or relation of being different; dissimilarity: There is a great difference between the two.
- an instance or point of unlikeness or dissimilarity: What accounts for the differences in their behavior?
- a significant change in or effect on a situation: His tact makes a difference in the way people accept his suggestions.
- a distinguishing characteristic; distinctive quality, feature, etc.: The difference in the two products is quality.
- the degree to which one person or thing differs from another.
- the act of distinguishing; discrimination; distinction.
- a disagreement in opinion.
- a dispute or quarrel.
- Also called
- the amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
- Seerelative complement.
- (of a function f&hasp;) an expression of the form f(x + h) − f(x).
- a differentia.
- Let's take half of the cake and let the three of them split the difference.
- to compromise, esp. to make equal concessions.
- to divide the remainder equally:Let's take half of the cake and let the three of them split the difference.
- to cause or constitute a difference in or between; make different.
- to perceive the difference in or between; discriminate.
- difference (Thesaurus)