Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  2. (noun, communication) a disagreement or argument about something important
    there were irreconcilable differences
    the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  3. (noun, event) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  4. (noun, quantity) the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
  5. (noun, linkdef) a significant change
    his support made a real difference

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Antonyms of Difference


Origin of the word Difference

  1. mid-14c., from O.Fr. difference, from L. differentia, from differentem (nom. differens), prp. of differre "to set apart" (see differ). Sense of "a quarrel" first attested late 14c. Colloquial phrase what's the diff? first recorded 1896. more

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Words that sound like Difference

dapperness, deference, devouring, dibranch, dibranchia

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