Difference

Difference may refer to:

  • Difference (philosophy), a key concept in continental philosophy
  • Difference (mathematics), a statement about the relative size or order of two objects
    • The result of arithmetic subtraction
    • Difference (set theory)
  • Difference (computer science), a concept in computer science
  • Difference (heraldry), any systematic way of distinguishing similar coats of arms belonging to members of the same family
  • Difference (album), a 2005 power metal album

Famous quotes containing the word difference:

    Man is the only animal that laughs or weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. We weep at what thwarts or exceeds our desires in serious matters; we laugh at what only disappoints our expectations in trifles.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    Whatever we have got has been by infinite labour, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    I parted from my beloved because there was one thing which I had to tell her. She questioned me. She should have known all by sympathy. That I had to tell her it was the difference between us,—the misunderstanding.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)