DJ音标发音： [ˈdifəəns, ˈdifrəns]
KK音标发音： [ˈdɪfɚəns, ˈdɪfrəns]
n.Abbr. dif, diff（名词）缩写 dif， diff
1. The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar.
2. An instance of disparity or unlikeness.
3. A degree or amount by which things differ.
4. A specific point or element that distinguishes one thing from another.
5. A noticeable change or effect:
Exercise has made a difference in her health.
6. A disagreement or controversy.
7. A cause of a disagreement or controversy.
8. Discrimination in taste or choice; distinction.
10. The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
11. The amount that remains after one quantity is subtracted from another.
12. Archaic A distinct mark or peculiarity.
13. To distinguish or differentiate.
14. These nouns refer to a lack of correspondence or agreement.
15. Difference is the most general:
differences in color and size;
a difference of opinion.
16. Dissimilarity is difference between things otherwise alike or capable of close comparison:
a striking dissimilarity between the personalities of the sisters.
17. Unlikeness usually implies greater and more obvious difference:
more likeness than unlikeness among children of that age.
18. Divergence suggests an often gradually increasing difference between things originally similar:
points of divergence between British and American English.
19. Variation is difference between things of the same class or species; often it refers to modification of something original, prescribed, or typical:
variations in temperature;
a variation in shape.
20. Distinction often means a difference in detail between like or related things, determinable only by close inspection:
the distinction in meaning between “good” and “excellent.” A
21. discrepancy is a difference between things that should correspond or match, as a conflict in two accounts of an incident:
a discrepancy between what was promised and what was done.