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difference

noun adverseness, antipathy, antithesis, asymmetry, atypicality, breach, change, clash of temperament, clashing, conflict of opinion, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, controversy, counterpoint, departure, departure from, deviation, differentiation, disaccord, disagreement, disconnection, discontinuity, discord, discordance, discrepancy, discrepantia, discrimination, disequilibrium, disharmony, disjunction, disparity, disproportion, dissension, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, distortion, divergence, diverseness, diversity, failure to agree, heterogeneity, imparity, inaccordance, incommensurability, incongruity, incongruousness, inconsistency, individuality, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, irreconcilability, irrelation, lack of connection, lack of resemblance, misunderstanding, multifariousness, mutual exclusiveness, nonconformity, nonuniformity, nuance, oppositeness, opposition, schism, separateness, state of being different, unconformity, unequalness, uniqueness, unlikeness, unrelatedness, variance, variation, variegation, variety
Associated concepts: difference in degree, difference in kind, difference in the nature and elements of a crime, difference in value, difference of opinion, settling of differences
See also: argument, conflict, contention, contradistinction, deviation, disaccord, disagreement, disapproval, discord, discrepancy, disparity, dispute, dissidence, diversification, estrangement, feud, fight, identity, impugnation, incongruity, inconsistency, individuality, inequality, nonconformity, nuance, objection, opposition, rift, schism, split, variance

DIFFERENCE. A dispute, contest, disagreement, quarrel.

References in classic literature ?
Possibly, also, could the two personages have stood together before her eye, many points of difference would have been perceptible, and perhaps only a general resemblance.
They will depend merely on the majority of votes in the federal legislature, and consequently each vote, whether proceeding from a larger or smaller State, or a State more or less wealthy or powerful, will have an equal weight and efficacy: in the same manner as the votes individually given in a State legislature, by the representatives of unequal counties or other districts, have each a precise equality of value and effect; or if there be any difference in the case, it proceeds from the difference in the personal character of the individual representative, rather than from any regard to the extent of the district from which he comes.
Such, then, are the differences of the arts with respect to the medium of imitation.
And therein I think I can lay my finger upon the difference between the seamen of yesterday, who are still with us, and the seamen of to-morrow, already entered upon the possession of their inheritance.
And what is the difference, if a state is dissolved at once by such violent means, or if it gradually so alters in process of time as to be no longer the same constitution?
In this quotation from Chaucer I have not changed the old spelling into modern as I did in the chapter on Chaucer, so that you may see the difference between the two styles more clearly.
But it is the opinion of most physiologists that there is no essential difference between a bud and an ovule in their earliest stages of formation; so that, in fact,
No, he said, they share alike; the only difference between them is that the males are stronger and the females weaker.
The allusion and metaphor we have here made use of, we must acknowledge to be infinitely too great for our occasion; but there is, indeed, no other, which is at all adequate to express the difference between an author of the first rate and a critic of the lowest.
It's not going to trouble us: I know what I'm talking about, and it will make no difference.
We define the "engraphic effect" of a stimulus as the effect in making a difference between the primary and secondary indifference-states, and this difference itself we define as the "engram" due to the stimulus.
There are causes of differences within our immediate contemplation, of the tendency of which, even under the restraints of a federal constitution, we have had sufficient experience to enable us to form a judgment of what might be expected if those restraints were removed.