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English - Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French _difference_, from Latin _differentia_ (“difference”), from _differens_ (“different”), present participle of _differre_

From Middle English, from Old French difference, from Latin differentia (difference), from differens (different), present participle of differre

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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈdɪfɹəns/

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪfɹəns/

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English - Noun

DIFFERENCE (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ DIFFERENCES) * (uncountable) The quality of being different. _You need to learn to be more tolerant of DIFFERENCE._ * (countable) A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else. _There are three DIFFERENCES between these two pictures._ * (countable) A disagreement or argument. _We have our little DIFFERENCES, but we are firm friends._ * Shakespeare What was the DIFFERENCE? It was a contention in public. * T. Ellwood Away therefore went I with the constable, leaving the old warden and the young constable to compose their DIFFERENCE as they could. * (countable, uncountable) Significant change in or effect on a situation or state. * 1908, Kenneth Grahame, _The Wind in the Willows_ The line of the horizon was clear and hard against the sky, and in one particular quarter it showed black against a silvery climbing phosphorescence that grew and grew. At last, over the rim of the waiting earth the moon lifted with slow majesty till it swung clear of the horizon and rode off, free of moorings; and once more they began to see surfaces—meadows wide-spread, and quiet gardens, and the river itself from bank to bank, all softly disclosed, all washed clean of mystery and terror, all radiant again as by day, but with a DIFFERENCE that was tremendous. _It just won't make much DIFFERENCE to me._ _It just won't make much of a DIFFERENCE to anyone._ * (countable) The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result. * (obsolete) Choice; preference. * Spenser That now be chooseth with vile DIFFERENCE / To be a beast, and lack intelligence. * (heraldry) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish two people's bearings which would otherwise be the same. See augmentation and cadency. * (logic) The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia. * (logic circuits) A Boolean operation which is TRUE when the two input variables are different but is otherwise FALSE; the XOR operation (). * (relational algebra) the set of elements that are in one set but not another (). SYNONYMS * (characteristic of something that makes it different from something else): departure, deviation, divergence * (disagreement or argument about something important): conflict, difference of opinion, dispute, dissension * (result of a subtraction): remainder * (significant change in state): nevermind ANTONYMS * (quality of being different): identity, sameness DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) − (subtrahend) = (DIFFERENCE) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend

difference (countable and uncountable, plural differences)

  1. (uncountable) The quality of being different.
    You need to learn to be more tolerant of difference.
  2. (countable) A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else.
    There are three differences between these two pictures.
  3. (countable) A disagreement or argument.
    We have our little differences, but we are firm friends.
  4. (countable, uncountable) Significant change in or effect on a situation or state.
    It just won't make much difference to me.
    It just won't make much of a difference to anyone.
  5. (countable) The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result.
  6. (obsolete) Choice; preference.
  7. (heraldry) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish two people's bearings which would otherwise be the same. See augmentation and cadency.
  8. (logic) The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.
  9. (logic circuits) A Boolean operation which is TRUE when the two input variables are different but is otherwise FALSE; the XOR operation ().
  10. (relational algebra) the set of elements that are in one set but not another ().

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

DIFFERENCE (_third-person singular simple present_ DIFFERENCES, _present participle_ DIFFERENCING, _simple past and past participle_ DIFFERENCED) * (transitive) To distinguish or differentiate. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): SYNONYMS * (to distinguish or differentiate): differentiate, distinguish TRANSLATIONS

difference (third-person singular simple present differences, present participle differencing, simple past and past participle differenced)

  1. (transitive) To distinguish or differentiate.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - RELATED TERMS
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English - Related Terms

* differ * different * differentiate * differentiation * differential

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* difference in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * difference in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Old French - Alternative Forms

* differance

Que a categoria em OLD FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French - Etymology

Latin _differentia_

Latin differentia

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Old French - Noun

DIFFERENCE f (_oblique plural_ DIFFERENCES, _nominative singular_ DIFFERENCE, _nominative plural_ DIFFERENCES) * difference DESCENDANTS * English: difference * French: différence

difference f (oblique plural differences, nominative singular difference, nominative plural differences)

  1. difference

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