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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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A simple example will illustrate the importance of checking the [beta] value and the relevant magnitude of difference when interpreting 'no statistically significant difference'.
In a non-identity world, a world of differences, we can have differences that make a difference (for given individuals with given purposes) and differences that don't (when we recognize similarities).
As a result, substantial behavioural evidence of gender similarity, or the sensitivity of gender differences to context, can be overshadowed by a single finding of a sex difference in the brain.
Studies have shown that psychology professors, when sent identical vitas of tenure applicants with the only difference being the gender of the name attached, rated average female applicants more poorly than average male applicants.
Evaluation of the data revealed no significant difference in quiz scores.
My dad was looking through the USA Weekend magazine in the Daily News when he saw the story on Make A Difference Day coming up,'' said Jennifer Bromley, Thomas and Andrew's mom.
As such, it is not surprising for our results to show that the majority of students when analyzed by age, ethnicity and gender difference believed the girl in the wheelchair would likely work, marry, have a family, and attend college.
If three-year differences are seen as appropriate and if most sex between young people three or more years apart is not forced, then the sexual behavior that is occurring between partners with a smaller age gap is even more likely to be consensual.
We have entered the variables in this manner so that the way Excel reports the results will give us a positive difference if the growth rate in Grade 6 is bigger than it was during the elementary years.
A regional analysis uncovered a few more differences specific to a camp's location.
Shades of difference: theoretical underpinnings of the medical controversy on black/white differences in the United States, 1830-1870.

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