Differences

Difference or differences 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
  • "Differences" (song), by Ginuwine
  • Difference a 2005 power metal album by Dreamtale

Famous quotes containing the word differences:

    When was it that the particles became
    The whole man, that tempers and beliefs became
    Temper and belief and that differences lost
    Difference and were one? It had to be
    In the presence of a solitude of the self....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Quintilian [educational writer in Rome about A.D. 100] hoped that teachers would be sensitive to individual differences of temperament and ability. . . . Beating, he thought, was usually unnecessary. A teacher who had made the effort to understand his pupil’s individual needs and character could probably dispense with it: “I will content myself with saying that children are helpless and easily victimized, and that therefore no one should be given unlimited power over them.”
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    What strikes many twin researchers now is not how much identical twins are alike, but rather how different they are, given the same genetic makeup....Multiples don’t walk around in lockstep, talking in unison, thinking identical thoughts. The bond for normal twins, whether they are identical or fraternal, is based on how they, as individuals who are keenly aware of the differences between them, learn to relate to one another.
    Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century)