More definitions of "difference":
- (noun): A variation that deviates from the standard or norm.
Synonyms: deviation, divergence, departure
- (noun): A significant change.
Example: "The difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
- (noun): A disagreement or argument about something important.
Synonyms: dispute, difference of opinion, conflict
- (noun): The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend.
Famous quotes containing the word difference:
“I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who dont have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know about things, and their pride from showing off what they know. But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar.”
—Margaret Anderson (18861973)
“The difference between tragedy and comedy is the difference between experience and intuition. In the experience we strive against every condition of our animal life: against death, against the frustration of ambition, against the instability of human love. In the intuition we trust the arduous eccentricities were born to, and see the oddness of a creature who has never got acclimatized to being created.”
—Christopher Fry (b. 1907)
“As we drew near to Oldtown I asked Polis if he was not glad to get home again; but there was no relenting to his wildness, and he said, It makes no difference to me where I am. Such is the Indians pretense always.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)