Part of speech:
(Countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.
A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
(Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
That which is unlike in comparable things
An instance or point of difference or unlikeness
An instance of unlikeness; a difference.
(Geology) The process of separation of cooling magma into various rock types.
The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
The definition of a dispute is a disagreement among people.
Differing from all others; unusual:
The definition of dissimilar is things that are different.
Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
A person or thing different from or treated differently from others of the same class
(Geol.) A break in the continuity of rock strata in contact, separating younger from older rocks and usually resulting from erosion of the surface of the older bed before the younger bed was laid down
A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify:
(Music) The difference, usually expressed in the number of steps, between two pitches.
Discord is defined as lack of agreement or lack of harmony.
A point, feature, or instance in which things are similar
(Obs.) Likelihood; probability
A foundation for mutual understanding:
The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
Situated on the opposite side or sides of the Earth.
An infinitesimal increment in a variable.
The definition of discordant is a type of sound that clashes with the tone of the music being played.
Lacking agreement; differing; at variance; inconsistent
Being at variance; disagreeing.
(Mathematics) Failing to approach a limit; not convergent.
Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds:
Relating to an antigen and antibody that do not correspond to one another.
Differing from the standard type or form
Not in harmony; discordant.
Comprising, consisting of, or operating several units or parts of one kind
The definition of miscellaneous is people or things that are varied or mixed and cannot easily be categorized or grouped.
Having many colors; variegated; parti-colored:
Refusal to agree or comply
Something different from another of the same type:
The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
Lack of fitness or appropriateness
A deviation or turning aside (from)
An inconsistent act, remark, etc.
Something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit
The definition of an idiosyncrasy is an unusual behavior, mannerism or reaction of a person or group of people.
An act or instance of digressing; a wandering from the main subject in talking or writing
An abnormal thing; malformation
(--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
Various; miscellaneous; divers
(Archaic) Variable; changeable
The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.
A discussion in which there is disagreement; dispute; debate
(Chemistry) The splitting of a complex molecule, such as a polysaccharide, into simpler molecules.
A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
An attribute that distinguishes one entity from another, especially an attribute that distinguishes one species from others of the same genus.
Treatment or consideration based on class or category, such as race or gender, rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice.
Dissension is defined as a difference of opinion.
A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
A difference between or among items:
Diversity is defined as the condition of having many different elements.
An argument or a fight.
Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.
Social or economic disparity:
The process by which such a change occurs, either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of the genetic material.
(--- Informal) A pleasant companion:
A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
To be unlike; be not the same
Agreement with something else or with one another; conformity
The fact or condition of being associated or affiliated with something else:
Lack of discrimination or distinction; impartiality.
State, quality, or instance of being uniform
The definition of concurrence is agreement or things that act or occur together.
Agreement or harmony of things in general.
An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach:
A focused comparison:
The definition of contention is a struggle, dispute or something that someone argues about.
Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
A state of disagreement and disharmony
The definition of friction is conflict or unease created when two people of opposing views or ideals come together or the resistance that occurs when surfaces rub together.
An instance of such discord.
A separation or division into factions:
A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Conflict or struggle of any kind
Someone or something identical with another:
A marked lack of correspondence or agreement
Something different; variety:
(Law) An estate of expectancy but not in possession, as when land is conveyed by the same deed to one person while alive and at death to another and that person's heirs
The quality of being different
An instance of this:
Something that is contrary.
(Logic) The relation existing between two propositions having an identical subject and predicate but differing in quantity, quality, or both.
The quality of being different
The quality of being different
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