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Definition of Difference


  1. The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of heat, or of light; what is the difference between the innocent and the guilty?
  2. Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy.
  3. That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute.
  4. Choice; preference.
  5. An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. See Augmentation, and Marks of cadency, under Cadency.
  6. The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.
  7. The quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other.
  8. To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish.

Difference Quotations

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
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Difference Translations

difference in Afrikaans is verskil
difference in Dutch is verschil, onderscheid
difference in Finnish is erotus
difference in German is Unterschied, Differenz, Unterschied
difference in Italian is differenza
difference in Norwegian is forskjell
difference in Spanish is diferencia
difference in Swedish is skillnad
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