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## difference

noun

### 1 difference

The quality of being unlike or dissimilar.

Roget 15:
difference;
variance,
variation,
variety;
diversity,
dissimilarity
*etc.*
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**18**;
disagreement
*etc.*
**24**;
disparity
*etc.*
*(inequality)*
**28**;
distinction,
contradistinction;
alteration.
modification,
permutation,
moods and tenses.
nice distinction,
fine distinction,
delicate distinction,
subtle distinction;
shade of difference,
nuance;
discrimination
*etc.*
**465**;
differentia.
different thing,
something else,
apple off another tree,
another pair of shoes;
horse of a different color;
this that or the other.
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Roget 84:
number,
symbol,
numeral,
figure,
cipher,
digit,
integer;
counter;
round number;
formula;
function;
series.
sum,
difference,
complement,
subtrahend;
product;
multiplicand,
multiplier,
**
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multiplicator^{†};
coefficient,
multiple;
dividend,
divisor,
factor,
quotient,
submultiple* [Math.]*;
fraction,
rational number;
surd,
irrational number;
transcendental number;
mixed number,
complex number,
complex conjugate;
numerator,
denominator;
decimal,
circulating decimal,
repetend;
common measure,
aliquot part;
prime number,
prime,
relative prime,
prime factor,
prime pair;
reciprocal;
totient^{†}.
binary number,
octal number,
hexadecimal number* [Comp.]*.
permutation,
combination,
variation;
election.
ratio,
proportion,
comparison
*etc.*
**464**;
progression;
arithmetical progression,
geometrical progression,
harmonical progression^{†};
percentage,
permilage.
**
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figurate numbers^{†},
pyramidal numbers,
polygonal numbers.
power,
root,
exponent,
index,
logarithm,
antilogarithm;
modulus,
base.
differential,
integral,
fluxion^{†},
fluent.
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Roget 28:
inequality;
disparity,
imparity;
odds;
difference
*etc.*
**15**;
unevenness;
inclination of the balance,
partiality,
bias,
weight;
shortcoming;
casting weight,
make-weight;
superiority
*etc.*
**33**;
inferiority
*etc.*
**34**;
inequation^{†}.
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Dutch: divergentie, verschil

Polish: dywergencja, dyferencja, różnica, rozdźwięk, rozbieżność

### 2 difference

A variation that deviates from the standard or norm.

*synonyms:* departure, deviation, divergence.

Roget 18:
dissimilarity,
dissimilaritude^{†};
unlikeness,
diversity,
disparity,
dissemblance^{†};
divergence,
variation. ;
difference
*etc.*
**15**;
novelty,
originality;
creativeness;
oogamy^{†}.
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Dutch: aberratie, abnormaliteit, afwijken, afwijking, anomalie, deviatie, ecart, swing

Polish: deklinacja, zboczenie

### 3 difference

A disagreement or argument about something important:

— There were irreconcilable differences.

*synonyms:* conflict, difference of opinion, dispute.

Roget 713:
disagreement
*etc.*
**24**;
discord,
disaccord^{†},
dissidence,
dissonance;
jar,
clash,
shock;
jarring,
jostling
*etc.*
*v.;*
screw loose.
variance,
difference,
dissension,
misunderstanding,
cross purposes,
odds,
brouillerie* [Fr.]*;
division,
split,
rupture,
disruption,
division in the camp,
house divided against itself,
disunion,
breach;
schism
*etc.*
*(dissent)*
**489**;
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feud,
faction.
quarrel,
dispute,
tiff,
tracasserie^{†},
squabble,
altercation,
barney* [Slang]*,
demel_e,
snarl,
spat,
towrow^{†},
words,
high words;
wrangling
*etc.*
*v.;*
jangle,
brabble^{†},
cross questions and crooked answers,
snip-snap;
family jars.
polemics;
litigation;
strife
*etc.*
*(contention)*
**720**;
warfare
*etc.*
**722**;
outbreak,
open rupture,
declaration of war.
broil,
brawl,
row,
racket,
hubbub,
rixation^{†};
embroilment,
embranglement^{†},
imbroglio,
fracas,
breach of the peace,
piece of work* [Fr.]*,
scrimmage,
**
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rumpus;
breeze,
squall;
riot,
disturbance
*etc.*
*(disorder)*
**59**;
commotion
*etc.*
*(agitation)*
**315**;
bear garden,
Donnybrook,
Donnybrook Fair.
subject of dispute,
ground of quarrel,
battle ground,
disputed point;
bone of contention,
bone to pick;
apple of discord,
casus belli* [Lat.]*;
question at issue
*etc.*
*(subject of inquiry)*
**461**;
vexed question,
vexata quaestio* [Lat.]*,
brand of discord.
troublous times^{†};
cat-and-dog life;
contentiousness
*etc.*
*adj.;*
enmity
*etc.*
**889**;
hate
*etc.*
**898**;
Kilkenny cats;
disputant
*etc.*
**710**;
strange bedfellows.
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Dutch: dispuut, geschil, meningsverschil, onderscheid, onenigheid, twistgesprek, verschil

Polish: dyferencja, spór

### 4 difference

### 5 difference

The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend.

*synonym:* remainder.

Dutch: verschil

Polish: różnica

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