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difference

noun /ˈdifrəns/
what makes one thing unlike another
différence
I can’t see any difference between these two pictures It doesn’t make any difference to me whether you go or stay There’s not much difference between them.
an act of differing, especially a disagreement
désaccord
We had a difference of opinion Have they settled their differences? (= Have they stopped arguing?).
the amount by which one quantity or number is greater than another
différence
If you buy it for me I’ll give you $6 now and make up the difference later.
different adjective (often with from) not the same
différent (de)
These gloves are not a pair – they’re different My ideas are different from his.
differentiate /-ˈrenʃieit/ verb to see or be able to tell a difference (between)
distinguer
It’s difficult to differentiate between the two birds because they look very similar.
(with between) to treat differently
faire la différence (entre)
She does not differentiate between her two children although one is adopted.
differentiation noun
différenciation
different is followed by from (not than).
(Definition of difference from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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