Translation of "difference" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /ˈdɪf·əəns/ us /ˈdɪf·rəns/

A2 the way in which two people or things are not the same

What’s the difference between an ape and a monkey?

B1 the amount by which one thing is different from another

There’s a big difference in age between them.
make a difference

to have an effect on a situation

Changing my appearance made a big difference to how I felt about myself.
tell the difference

to notice the way in which two things are different

This coffee is half the price of that one, but I can’t tell the difference.
a difference of opinion

a disagreement

They had a difference of opinion about/over their daughter’s education.

(Translation of “difference” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)