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difference

noun
 
 
/ˈdɪfərəns/
WAY [C, U] A2 the way in which two people or things are not the same: What's the difference between an ape and a monkey?Different and difference
QUALITY [U] the quality of not being the sameDifferent and difference
AMOUNT [C, U] B1 the amount by which one thing or person is different from another: There's a big difference in age between them.Different and difference
DISAGREEMENT [C] a disagreement or different opinion: They must try to resolve their differences peacefully.Arguments and disagreements
make a/any difference B2 to have an effect on a situation: Painting the walls white has made a big difference to this room. Do what you like, it makes no difference to me.Affecting and influencing
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