English noun: difference
|1.||difference (attribute) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar|
|Samples||There are many differences between jazz and rock.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||change, differentia, differential, disagreement, discrepancy, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctness, divergence, inequality, otherness, separateness, unsimilarity, variance, variety|
|2.||difference (event) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm|
|Samples||The deviation from the mean.|
|Synonyms||departure, deviation, divergence|
|Broader (hypernym)||fluctuation, variation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||discrepancy, driftage, flection, flexion, inflection, variance, variant|
|3.||difference (communication) a disagreement or argument about something important|
|Samples||He had a dispute with his wife.|
There were irreconcilable differences.
The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats.
|Synonyms||conflict, difference of opinion, dispute|
|Narrower (hyponym)||arguing, argument, collision, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, dustup, gap, quarrel, row, run-in, tilt, words, wrangle|
|4.||difference a significant change|
|Samples||The difference in her is amazing.|
His support made a real difference.
|5.||difference (quantity) the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend|