What is difference?

  • (noun): A variation that deviates from the standard or norm.
    Synonyms: deviation, divergence, departure
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "difference":

  • (noun): The quality of being unlike or dissimilar.
    Example: "There are many differences between jazz and rock"
  • (noun): A significant change.
    Example: "The difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
  • (noun): The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend.
    Synonyms: remainder

Famous quotes containing the word difference:

    The real grounds of difference upon important political questions no longer correspond with party lines.... Politics is no longer the topic of this country. Its important questions are settled... Great minds hereafter are to be employed on other matters.... Government no longer has its ancient importance.... The people’s progress, progress of every sort, no longer depends on government. But enough of politics. Henceforth I am out more than ever.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    The difference between a photograph and even the most realistic painting—say, one of Courbet’s landscapes—is that in the latter there has been selection, emphasis and some discreet distortion. The painter’s deep instinctive feeling for mass and force has rearranged everything.
    Gerald Branan (1894–1987)

    No burst of nuclear phenomenon
    That put an end to what was going on
    Could make much difference to the dead and gone.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)