difference difference  /ˈdɪ fə rəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
  2. (n) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  3. (n) a disagreement or argument about something important
  4. (n) a significant change
  5. (n) the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

Usage(s):

  1. But that difference did not show up.
  2. Some of the most dramatic differences are not just in our brains but also in our eyes, noses and ears--which feed information to our brains.
  3. For a long time, doctors thought the difference was due to estrogen.

News

  1. NorthStar Alarm Supports Youth Making a Difference

    NorthStar Alarm runs in the Dirty Dash to help raise money for Youth Making a Difference (YMAD). YMAD is an organization that teaches teens how to make a difference in the world. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10823253.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Justin makes a difference

    Justin Smith, a third-grader in Scott Davis’ class at Sabold Elementary School, was recently awarded the “Making a Difference Award” from the Local Education Task Force. The award recognizes staff members and students who have gone out of their way through their work, support or friendship to be accepting and understanding to others and makes sure they include children of all abilities. Justin’s ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

  3. Study Shows Maturity Age Difference Between Men and Women

    While it is a commonly known fact that men mature slower than women, a new survey shows what the actual age difference between men and women really is in regards to maturity. According to researchers, the average age men are when they reach maturity is 32.  The study was commissioned by Nikelodeon UK, who was curious to find out if men ever stopped acting childish. They looked at female-defined ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. He said that it was "not based on any difference in policy" or "any sense of personal insult," but on his judgment that Gen. McChrystal had not upheld "the standard that should be set by a commanding general."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

  3. "So there is a huge difference between the path of the kings, presidents and hypocritical Ulama (Islamic scholars) and the path of these noble young men," like al-Shehri, bin Laden said. "The formers' lot is to spoil and enjoy themselves...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Forbes

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