- the amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
- relative complement.
- (of a function f) an expression of the form f(x + h) − f(x).
OTHER WORDS FOR difference
Idioms about difference
- to compromise, especially 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.
Origin of difference
synonym study for difference
Words nearby difference
How to use difference in a sentence
While you can also make a slurry with flour, there are certain differences between the two starches that one must take into consideration.Sauce, gravy or stew too thin? We’ve got 3 ways to fix that.|Aaron Hutcherson|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
These are generic industry terms that may sound good to include in your content but don’t necessarily make much of a difference.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research|Aayush Gupta|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Then he talked about Florida and Michigan, and the differences between county authorities and phone lines and waitlists and lotteries and … it became obvious what his advantage was.
The disproportionate death toll exposed the deadly consequences of poverty, exploitative and dangerous labor conditions and false beliefs about biological difference.Medical racism has shaped U.S. policies for centuries|Deirdre Owens|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Two of her sons have neurodevelopmental differences and “wouldn’t know where to draw the line in public,” she explained.Watching edgier TV with your kids during the pandemic? You’re not alone.|Bonnie Miller Rubin|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Again, the difference can seem subtle and sound more like splitting hairs, but the difference is important.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One difference was that Chen was herself wearing white gloves.
That is a distinction with a sociological difference—for many, an uncomfortable one to consider.
That is the difference between the protections embedded in our Bill of Rights and the lived lives of our citizenry.
But this may be a distinction without much of a difference—especially since Scalise admitted speaking before EURO.
Is the Bible revelation so clear and explicit that no difference of opinion as to its meaning is possible?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
We accepted the offer, so that they might see the difference between Christianity and their ungodliness.
And hence the reader can notice the fundamental difference between all other methods and mine.
The first two figures of the first group are 38, and the first two figures of the second group are 40—a difference of 2.
We were much alike in our tastes and habits, yet there was enough of difference between us to impart a relish to our friendship.
British Dictionary definitions for difference
- the result of the subtraction of one number, quantity, etc, from another
- the single number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend; remainder
- the set of members of the first that are not members of the secondSymbol: A – B
- symmetric difference the set of members of one but not both of the given setsOften symbolized: A + B
- to have an effect
- to treat differently
- to settle a dispute by a compromise
- to divide a remainder equally
Other Idioms and Phrases with difference
see make a difference; split the difference. Also see under different.