What is difference?

  • (noun): The quality of being unlike or dissimilar.
    Example: "There are many differences between jazz and rock"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "difference":

  • (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:

    I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don’t 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 (1886–1973)

    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 we’re 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 Indian’s pretense always.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)