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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.

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Chapter 7, "Teaching Difference as Institutional and Making it Personal: Moving Among Personal, Interpersonal and Institutional Constructions of Difference" by Jennifer Mease, addresses a challenge that she has learned while helping students challenge individual human differences and move toward an institutional understanding of human differences.
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Although Korzybski may have used the phrase "a difference which makes a difference" somewhere, I have thoroughly searched through his published writings and have not found it used.
According to Cordelia Fine, we should be skeptical about reports of brain differences between the sexes.
People are individuals first--just because empirical evidence shows a general difference between men and women on spatial-rotation ability doesn't mean every man will outperform every woman.
There was no statistically significant difference in quiz scores between groups (with tutor = 91.
Differences in attitudes based on gender and disability have also been reported, generally indicating that girls possess a more positive attitude toward disability than do boys (Archie & Sherrill, 1989).
Further exploration of specific cultural beliefs and norms with respect to early dating and age differences between partners is warranted.
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In the absence of a universally agreed-upon definition, health disparities may therefore be thought of as a generic descriptive term to refer to differences or variations in health status between defined population groups.

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