12
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4answers
529 views

In the context of cooking, what is the difference between “flipper” and “spatula”?

I'm genuinely confused about this because at first I thought a spatula was a cooking tool resembling a flat pallet attached at an angle to the handle that could be used for activities such as flipping ...
0
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1answer
80 views

What's the difference between “selfkill” and “suicide”?

I think selfkill is often used in games and suicide in real life. Is that correct?
1
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3answers
278 views

Differences between “knowledge” and “experience”

Context: I'm exploring how people acquire, share and efficiently apply knowledge and experience; structuring my thoughts by writing axioms, propositions and formulae. When writing, I struggle with ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

What is the difference between “fair” and “festival”?

The words "fair" and "festival" seem almost identical to me, but they have separate Wikipedia entries (here and here) with similarly structured, yet different information. In terms of the meaning and ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

What is the difference between “property” and “attribute”? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before, but I am not satisfied with the answer. In the course of researching this I developed a theory and now I am unable to verify whether this might be true or against ...
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votes
1answer
64 views

What are the differences between, and the connotations of, “flag”, “banner”, and “standard”?

See also: Difference between "banner" and "flag". I would like to know about standard, too. What would you say are the differences between the three words?
2
votes
1answer
221 views

What is the difference between a variant and a variation?

I designed a logo for a client. He liked the idea it presented, but wanted to see alternative ways to represent its idea, so I came up with several new designs of similar concept. I now have to ...
1
vote
2answers
564 views

Difference between nouns “strip” and “stripe”

Is there a specific difference between the nouns "strip" and "stripe", especially in the context of "a strip(e) of paper"? Are both equivalent or do they carry specific meanings?
1
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2answers
105 views

What is the difference between “cosmos”, “world”, “universe”?

Are these words different: cosmos, world, universe? Does world mean just the Earth and not other planets?
8
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2answers
290 views

Difference between “Labyrinth” and “Maze”

I know the two are pretty much synonymous: labyrinth a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze maze a network of paths and ...
1
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2answers
190 views

What is the difference between “scream” and “shriek”?

I’m now curious because while I was updating the Wikipedia page for Onomatopoeias, I saw two different sets of sounds for scream and shriek. The sounds listed under these two sections seem to overlap. ...
4
votes
1answer
175 views

“Motherland” vs. “fatherland”

What are the different connotations of motherland and fatherland? NOAD defines both as "a person's native country," though it adds "esp. when referred to in patriotic terms" for fatherland. The words, ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Difference between “idiom” and “proverb”? [duplicate]

What are the differences between idioms and proverbs?
10
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16answers
6k views

Difference between “game” and “sport”

Can any one tell me for meaning about the difference between game and sport in the broadest context possible? I mean, Magic: The Gathering tournament play is still a game, while hunting is ...
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votes
2answers
114 views

Difference between “illusion” and “delusion” [closed]

Can somebody please elaborate on the difference between illusion and delusion? Especially in medical terms.
1
vote
2answers
722 views

Difference between the use of “supplier”, “vendor”, “provider”

Which is the difference between the use of supplier, vendor, provider? The way I see it, they are complete synonyms. Am I right?
0
votes
3answers
412 views

What's the difference between “lad” and “mate” in British English? [closed]

Can "lad" only be used to address a male, while "mate" both male and female?
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Isle vs. Island

Some islands are called isle like "Isle of Man", "Isle of Tortuga" and the "British Isles". Other islands are called island, like "Island of Malta" or "Island of Cyprus". What is the difference ...
1
vote
2answers
143 views

“Prodigal” vs. “spendthrift”

What are the differences between the words prodigal and spendthrift? They seem to mean the same. When does one choose to use one over the other?
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Difference between “taxi” and “cab”

Definition of taxi: To ride or travel in a taxicab Definition of cab: A taxicab. Since the definitions don't show many differences, is it okay to assume that there is no difference ...
2
votes
4answers
658 views

Difference between “architecture” and “structure” in the context of software

In the software industry, we call a step to building a software "architecture". I always take "architecture" as "structure". So for me, software architecture = software structure. Is that right?
1
vote
2answers
376 views

“Treatment” vs. “therapy” [duplicate]

We are going to establish a company in order to commercialize a stuttering treatment/therapy program. The treatment/therapy is really effective and backed by a lot of scientific research. In our ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

“Rules” vs. “principles” [duplicate]

What's the difference between rules and principles? For example, which one is the better fit in the following context? Strict __ govern the clothes we wear.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the difference in meaning between “photo” , “image” and “picture”? [duplicate]

I checked some other questions, and found that "a photo is an image taken by a camera". But what is an image? What is the difference between image and picture?
1
vote
2answers
207 views

Is 'Mochup' the same as 'Mock-up'?

I recently came across the word 'mochup'. I am unsure if this is simply a spelling mistake of the term 'mock-up', or if it is a technical neologism with a slightly different meaning. Searching on ...
0
votes
4answers
307 views

Difference between “form” and “shape” [closed]

What's the difference between form and shape? I'm reading a philosophy book and these are used to denote different "things". I considered these words as almost synonyms.
4
votes
7answers
10k views

What is the difference between “house” and “home”?

What are the differences in meaning between house and home? When do I use one or the other?
-2
votes
2answers
238 views

Difference between “matter” and “concern” [closed]

What’s the difference betwen these two phrases? It’s a matter for the politicians It’s the concern of politicians.
3
votes
5answers
1k views

What's the difference between an -ing noun and a real noun

Some verbs have corresponding nouns. Also, an '-ing' can be added to create a new noun. For example: Develop is a verb. Development is a noun. Developing is also a noun. So are the sentences ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

“Field of study” vs. “subject of study”

What is the difference between field and subject and what is the discipline here?
4
votes
2answers
932 views

What is the deciding difference between “field”, “industry”, and “sector”?

I have seen the three words frequently used to express similar meanings. But what exactly is their difference that tells me which is the most suitable one in a certain case?
4
votes
3answers
272 views

What are the key difference among a liberal, liberalist and libertarian?

There was the following statement in Time magazine’s article (June 14) titled, “The geeks who leak” “Both Edward J. Snowden and Bradley Manning (who leaked massive volume of military and ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

“Dignity” vs. “respect”

Today, I read an article, and one sentence talked about treating other people with dignity and respect I had thought I understood the difference between the words dignity and respect. But then ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

“Disclaimer” vs. “disclosure”

What is the difference between disclaimer and disclosure, and when is it appropriate to use each? Often I see (especially on answers on SE) comments like: "Disclaimer: I work for company that makes ...
0
votes
4answers
381 views

“Commitment” vs. “work ethic”

I am writing a paper for a squad leader audition for marching band. We have to describe our strengths and weaknesses for each subject. The different subjects Leadership Commitment Attitude ...
0
votes
2answers
861 views

“Concision” vs. “conciseness” [closed]

Is there any difference in the meaning between concision and conciseness? Is one preferred over the other? My friend claims that concision is more correct.
3
votes
5answers
1k views

Difference between “jargon” and “technical terms”

Each subject matter has its own set of terms called jargon which is expressed in its particular grammatical rules. Technical terminology or Term of Art is the specialized vocabulary of any specialized ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Difference between ‘“folder” and “directory”

What is the difference between folder and directory in the context of computer science?
2
votes
2answers
652 views

Usage of “diary” and “calendar”

The difference between a paper diary and a paper calendar is fairly clear, though either may be used to record an appointmemt. However a computer application is less clear as, for example, MS ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

“Café” vs. “coffee shop” in American English

When is café used and when is coffee shop used? Are there any differences? Which is more widespread?
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Can I use the terms “CEO” and “Managing Director” synonymously? [closed]

Can you please clarify if it's acceptable to use these terms interchangebly and if not point out to significant differences between these titles. It seems to me that it may be something with scale of ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Difference between “meaning of life” and “purpose of life”

I have seen and heard both, but I cannot tell the difference between "meaning of life" and "purpose of life". Could anybody explain it to me? When to use which?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What's the difference betwen a jacket and a coat?

The words "jacket" and "coat" are generally used interchangeably, to mean a garment that's heavier than a sweatshirt or a sweater and goes over them and other "tops," principally to keep the wearer ...
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votes
1answer
167 views

"Science journal” vs. “science magazine”

What is the difference between the terms journal and magazine? Is it correct to call a magazine a journal? For example, I found the Journal of Radio Electronics and the Radio-Electronics Magazine, ...
0
votes
4answers
598 views

Is there a difference between “subsidy” and “subvention”?

Is there a difference between subsidy and subvention? If yes, what is it? When should I use either?
-1
votes
1answer
8k views

“Job title” vs. “job role”

What is the difference between job title and job role? For example, from the Google documentation on rich snippets: title — The person's title (for example, Financial Manager) role — The ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

“Serenity” vs. “sereneness” [closed]

Are these interchangeable, or is there a semantic difference between them? When should I use serenity vs. sereneness?
-2
votes
1answer
119 views

“Aims” vs. “objectives”

Is there a difference between aims and objectives?
0
votes
2answers
268 views

“Precondition” vs. “prerequisite”

In conclusion, security is the precondition of political freedom and political freedom is the prerequisite for economic freedom. Do precondition and prerequisite mean the same in the above? Is ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

deceit vs deception

There seems to be a boundary between these concepts, but I can't quite work out where it is. Camouflage and mimicry are deceptions; telling untruths is deceitful. In common usage we would say, 'The ...