(noun, verb)


1. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

- there are many differences between jazz and rock

Definition categories: attribute, quality

2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

Similar word(s): departure, deviation, divergence

Definition categories: event, fluctuation, variation

3. a disagreement or argument about something important

- there were irreconcilable differences

Similar word(s): conflict, dispute

Definition categories: communication, disagreement

4. a significant change

- the difference in her is amazing

- his support made a real difference

Definition categories: link, change

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

Similar word(s): remainder

Definition categories: quantity, number

Sentences with difference as a noun:

- You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.

- There are three differences between these two pictures.

- We have our little differences, but we are firm friends.

- It just won't make much difference to me.

- It just won't make much of a difference to anyone.


1. (transitive) To distinguish or differentiate.