(NOT THE SAME)
A2 [C or U] the way in which two or more things which you are comparing are not the same: What's the difference between an ape and a monkey? Is there any significant difference in quality between these two items?make a (big) difference B2 (also make all the difference) › to improve a situation (a lot): Exercise can make a big difference to your state of health. Putting up some new wallpaper has made all the difference to the place.not make any difference B2 (also not make the slightest difference) › to not change a situation in any way: You can ask him again if you want, but it won't make any difference - he'll still say no. It makes no difference where you put the plants - they won't grow in this soil.with a difference › used to say that something is unusual, and more interesting or better than other things of the same type: Try new Cremetti - the ice cream with a difference.
B1 [C or U] the amount by which one thing is different from another: a(n) age/price/temperature difference There's a big difference in age between them. There's a difference of eight years between them.