Meaning of DIFFERENCE in English

DIFFERENCE

[noun](A) difference is the way in which two or more things which you are comparing are not the same.The difference between the three balloons is that one is blue, one is red and one is yellow. [C]There is a great difference between theory and practice. [C]Is there any significant difference in quality between these two shirts? [U]They have a difference of opinion (= disagree) over the subject. [C]A difference is also a disagreement.We've had our differences in the past, but we've now learnt to respect each other's points of view.They had an awful row several years ago but now they've settled/resolved their differences.If something makes a (big) difference/makes all the difference (in the world)/makes a world of difference, it improves a situation (greatly).Exercise can make a big difference to your state of health.Putting up some new wallpaper in the bedroom has made all the difference to it.If something does not make any/the slightest difference or makes no difference, it does not change a situation in any way.You can ask him again if you like, but it won't make any difference - he'll still say no.It makes no difference where you put the aerial, the TV picture's still lousy.If you do something for all the difference it will make, you do it although you know it will not change the situation.Well, you could try apologizing to her - for all the difference that will make.With a difference means unusual, and more interesting or better than other things of the same type.Try new Cremetti - the ice cream with a difference.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.