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difference 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈdif(ə)rəns/,
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differences, plural;
  1. Alter (a coat of arms) to distinguish members or branches of a family

Noun
  1. A point or way in which people or things are not the same
    • - the differences between men and women
  2. The state or condition of being dissimilar or unlike
    • - their difference from one another
  3. A disagreement, quarrel, or dispute
    • - the couple are patching up their differences
  4. A quantity by which amounts differ; the remainder left after subtraction of one value from another
    • - the gross margin is the difference between the total cost of the goods and the final selling price
  5. An alteration in a coat of arms to distinguish members or branches of a family


  1. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
  2. deviation: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
  3. dispute: a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  4. a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
  5. remainder: the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
  6. (different) unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
  7. Percent difference or relative percent difference (RPD) between two numbers is the difference between them as a percent of one of them. It is often used as a quantitative indicator of quality assurance and quality control for repeated measurements where the outcome is expected to be the same.
  8. Difference is the third studio album by Finnish power metal band Dreamtale.
  9. In heraldry, cadency is any systematic way of distinguishing similar coats of arms belonging to members of the same family. Cadency is necessary in heraldic systems in which a given design may be owned by only one person (or, in some cases, one man) at once. ...
  10. Difference is a key concept of continental philosophy, opposed to Identity.
  11. In set theory, a complement of a set A refers to things not in (that is, things outside of), A. The relative complement of A with respect to a set B, is the set of elements in B but not in A. ...
  12. "The Difference" is the third single from The Wallflowers' 1996 album, Bringing Down the Horse. The single was released in mid 1997. ...
  13. The quality of being different; A characteristic of something that makes it different from something else; A disagreement or argument; Significant change in or effect on a situation or state; The result of a subtraction; sometimes the absolute value of this result; : (transitive) To ...
  14. The different ideal; Not the same; Various, assorted, diverse; Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity; Unlike most others; unusual
  15. (Differences) In accordance with the type of movement used, the daily rate may vary between -5 to +20 seconds. These tolerances are within the limits laid down by many watch manufacturers.
  16. (Differences) This refers to the history of changes that have been made to that data displayed for a particular grant. This provides the date the change was made, the item changed, the previous value and new value.
  17. (different) not the same; opposite of twins
  18. (Different) but Equal reformed Separate but Equal policy accomplished through covert discrimination with such teaching strategies as whole language reading, holistic grading, learning disability labels, learning style labels, group learning, thematic visualization and  block scheduling. ...
  19. (different) Often used unnecessarily, as in "It is found in more than 250 different types of plants." In such constructions it can nearly always be deleted without loss (96).
  20. (differently) If we are to wake up in God we separated ones have to learn to see everyone and everything quite differently from the way the ego sees them. Two Course Workbook Lessons, 21 and 28, are devoted to motivating us to see things differently. ...
  21. Some figure or mark added to a coat of arms to distinguish one family from another. Modern marks of difference, or Marks of Cadence are:
  22. 1) (v) On flags, to create a variation of another flag, either by changing one or more colours, or by adding or removing a charge. ...
  23. to add to or change pre-existing arms in order to achieve a more distinctive appearance
  24. The common dis (away) prefix is masked here, as it sometimes is, by a double consonant. The second root, ferre is from the Latin for to carry. The difference between two numbers is the amount that one has been "carried away" from the other. The same root is present in fertile, but not in ferry.
  25. a CSG statement used to take an object and carve different shapes out of it. Really, a difference is just an intersection with some of the objects inverted. (Tutorial) (Language Reference)