differ vs vary :


  • v  be different
    These two tests differ in only one respect
  • v  be of different opinions
    I beg to differ!

  • v  become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • v  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • v  be subject to change in accordance with a variable
    Prices vary
    His moods vary depending on the weather
  • v  make something more diverse and varied
News & Articles

  • When it comes to mammals, how big is too big?
    Mammals vary enormously in size, from weighing less than a penny to measuring more than three school buses in length. Some groups of mammals have become very large, such as elephants and whales, while others have always been small, like primates. A new theory provides an explanation for why and how certain groups of organisms are able to evolve gigantic sizes, whereas others are not.
    June 17, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch
    Title: Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 8:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
    June 15, 2013 - MedicineNet.com
  • Researcher: Tribes vary greatly on medical studies
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    June 13, 2013 - The Fargo Forum