Definitions of difference

  1. To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish.
  2. To distinguish between; discriminate; subtract from.
  3. a disagreement or argument about something important; " he had a dispute with his wife"; " there were irreconcilable differences"; " the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  4. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; " there are many differences between jazz and rock"
  5. Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy.
  6. That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute.
  7. Choice; preference.
  8. 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.
  9. The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.
  10. The act or state of being unlike; distinction; controversy; quarrel.
  11. The quality distinguishing one thing from another: a contention or quarrel: the point in dispute: the excess of one quantity or number over another.
  12. Disagreement; distinction; unlikeness; excess of one quantity over another.
  13. The state or quality of being unlike; that in which two things are unlike; unlikeness; distinction; discrimination.
  14. A disagreement; controversy; quarrel.
  15. Want of similarity; distinction; that which distinguishes one from another; contention; quarrel; the point in dispute; the remainder after subtraction.