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Dictionary definition for: Difference

1. (n) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

2. (n) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"

3. (n) 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. (n) a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing" "his support made a real difference"

5. (n) the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

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