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The magnitude or degree by which one quality or quantity differs from another of the same kind.


/dif·fer·ence/ (dif´er-ens) the condition or magnitude of variation between two qualities or quantities.differen´tial
arteriovenous oxygen difference  the difference in the blood oxygen content between the arterial and venous systems.


Degree of variation found in the comparison of two similar items.


in mathematical terms the result after subtracting one value from another; the difference may be negative or positive.

Patient discussion about difference

Q. Is there any difference in sugar. Is there any difference in sugar between flavored milk and fruit drinks or carbonated soft drinks?

A. Yes …Flavored milk contains both natural and added sugars and has less added sugar than carbonated soft drinks. It has been found that flavored milk just contributes only 2-4 % of total added sugar in kid’s diets as compared to 50-60 percent or more by soft and fruit drinks.

Q. Are there any different exercises I would have to do? I’m due any day now (hopefully). I am 23 years old and am 39w 5d with my first child and I used to be 5'7 160. I am now 5'7 208: I wanted to know from the people on this site if they have any diet/exercise tips on me trying to get myself physically fit again. I dream to work for FDNY as an EMT next year so being physically fit is a strong requirement to be hired. Are there any different exercises I would have to do?

A. congratulations!!!
it does sounds like your baby is a big one and might need a c-section. in that case here is some info about exercising after a c-section:

if it won't be in a c-section, here is an article about that:

Q. How are cancer cells similar to normal cells, and how are they different? I know that a similarity would be cells regenerate, and a difference would be cancer cells grow uncontrollably. Is there anything else?

A. I learned a lot of new things from the answers. Thanks.

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The final chapter "The Worlding of Possibilities in a Collaborative Art Studio: Organizing Embodied Differences With Aesthetic and Dialogic Sensibilities" by Lynn M.
The null hypothesis invariably applies to a particular magnitude of difference (equal to the minimum difference of interest used in the power/sample size calculation).
For certain purposes, specific differences may not make a difference; what is important is that we realize that differences exist and that we recognize the conditions under which they do make a difference.
But when neuroscientists habitually check for sex differences, some researchers, just by chance, will find statistically significant differences between the two groups-even if there's no real difference between men and women overall.
Despite these facts, differences in mathematical ability are still observable and documented, though the truth of the situation is far from the overtly sexist and overly simplistic notion that girls are bad at math.
The difference between tutored and tutorless groups is in who learns and applies the procedures.
Next, the researchers looked to see whether the sex differences turned up primarily among maintenance genes, which keep up cells' general functions, or among genes that contribute to each organ's specific role.
In exploring ethnic differences of opinion, the sample was collapsed into Hispanic students (n=21) and non-Hispanic students (n=9).
Alerting parents to the relationship between early nonsexual relationships and subsequent early initiation of sexual intercourse, the impact of age differences between partners, the importance of supervision and monitoring even in seemingly "innocent" situations and the effect of early menarche are good examples of the specific guidance that they need.
Next to "Variable 1 Range:" type "H3:H13," as the differences for the minority students (ethnic = 1) are in those rows of column H.
Regional differences based on the camps' location indicate that camps in the West and to a lesser degree in the South are facing enrollment challenges not experienced in other parts of the country.
This evidence of early cooperation is commendable, and continuation is essential to avoid significant differences and to move toward timely convergence.