what's the difference?

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of what's the difference?

1 used to ask how one thing is different from another
  • "I like this one a lot more than that one." "Why? What's the difference (between them)?"
2 or what difference does it/that make? used to ask why something is important or to suggest that something is not important
  • What's the difference whether I go or not?
  • What difference does it make if I go with you?

Word by Word Definitions

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

difference play difference?
  1. : the quality or state of being dissimilar or different

  2. : an instance of being unlike or distinct in nature, form, or quality

  3. : a characteristic that distinguishes one from another or from the average

  1. : differentiate, distinguish


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