difference

  • 1 différence — [ diferɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1160; lat. differentia 1 ♦ Caractère (une différence) ou ensemble des caractères (la différence) qui distingue une chose d une autre, un être d un autre; relation d altérité entre ces choses, entre ces êtres. ⇒ dissemblance,… …

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  • 2 Difference — Différence Différence désigne ce qui distingue deux choses, et de façon extensive ce qui distingue plusieurs choses, éventuellement prises deux à deux. Sommaire 1 Mathématiques 2 Statistiques 3 Sens courant 4 Sources …

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  • 3 Différence — désigne ce qui distingue deux choses, et de façon extensive ce qui distingue plusieurs choses, éventuellement prises deux à deux. Sommaire 1 Mathématiques 2 Statistiques 3 Sens courant 4 Sources …

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  • 4 difference — Difference, Delectus, Discrimen, Differentia, Diuersitas, Distantia, Discerniculum. Difference ou desaccordance, Discrepantia. La plus grande difference qui soit entre l homme et la beste, c est que, etc. Inter hominem et belluam hoc maxime… …

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  • 5 différence — DIFFÉRENCE. s. f. Diversité, dissemblance, distinction. Grande différence. Différence notable, essentielle. Légère différence. Il y a grande différence entre l un et l autre, de l un à l autre, de l un avec l autre. Différence de personnes, de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 difference — Difference. s. f. v. Diversité, dissemblance, distinction. Grande difference. difference notable, essentielle. legere difference. il y a grande difference entre l un & l autre, de l un à l autre, de l un avec l autre. difference de personnes, de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 Difference — Dif fer*ence, n. [F. diff[ e]rence, L. differentia.] 1. The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 difference — [dif′ər əns, dif′rəns] n. [ME < OFr < L differentia < differens, prp. of differre: see DIFFER] 1. condition, quality, fact, or instance of being different 2. the way in which people or things are different; esp., a determining point or… …

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  • 9 Difference — may refer to: Difference (album), a 2005 power metal album 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… …

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  • 10 difference — I noun adverseness, antipathy, antithesis, antitheticalness, asymmetry, atypicality, breach, change, clash of temperament, clashing, conflict of opinion, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast,… …

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  • 11 difference — mid 14c., from O.Fr. difference (12c.) difference, distinction; argument, dispute, from L. differentia diversity, difference, from differentem (nom. differens), prp. of differre to set apart (see DIFFER (Cf. differ)). Sense of a quarrel first… …

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  • 12 Difference — Dif fer*ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Differenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differencing}.] To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish. [1913 Webster] Thou mayest difference gods from men. Chapman. [1913 Webster] Kings, in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 difference — différence фр. [дифэра/нс] difference англ. [ди/фрэнс] Differenz нем. [дифэрэ/нц] differenza ит. [диффэрэ/нца] разница, различие …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 14 différence — фр. [дифэра/нс] difference англ. [ди/фрэнс] Differenz нем. [дифэрэ/нц] differenza ит. [диффэрэ/нца] разница, различие …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 15 difference — [n1] dissimilarity, distinctness aberration, alteration, anomaly, antithesis, asymmetry, change, characteristic, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, departure, deviation, digression, discongruity, discrepancy, disparity, dissemblance,… …

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  • 16 difference — 1 unlikeness, *dissimilarity, divergence, divergency, distinction Analogous words: discrepancy, inconsistency, inconsonance, discordance (see corresponding adjectives at INCONSONANT): variation, modification (see under CHANGE vb): disparity,… …

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  • 17 difference — ► NOUN 1) a way in which people or things are dissimilar. 2) the state or condition of being dissimilar. 3) a disagreement, quarrel, or dispute. 4) the remainder left after subtraction of one value from another …

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  • 18 difference — noun 1 way in which people/things are not the same ADJECTIVE ▪ big, broad, considerable, dramatic, enormous, great, huge, large, major, profound …

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  • 19 différence — (di fé ran s ) s. f. 1°   État de ce qui est différent, de ce qui est autre. La différence de ces deux objets. •   Toutefois je pense Que nos deux intérêts ont quelque différence, CORN. Pomp. II, 3. •   Seigneur, nous n avons pas si grande… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 difference — dif|fe|rence W1S1 [ˈdıfərəns] n 1.) [U and C] a way in which two or more people or things are not like each other ≠ ↑similarity difference between ▪ The main difference between the groups was age. ▪ There s a big difference between knowing that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English