How to use the word difference in academic writing


e.g. 'The tests revealed no significant difference between the two groups.'

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  1. the amount by which something is greater or smaller than something else
  2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
  3. the number that remains after subtraction
  4. the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

Derivations of 'difference':

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