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  1. I would like to know the difference between Equal and Splenda…………you don’t have it here.

    • Splenda is made from sucralose, and Equal is made from Aspartame.

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  2. What is the difference between cola and rootbeer?

    • Taste it….Rootbeer has various juice from roots ie: sarsaparilla and sassafrias; Col, usually are based on kola nuts, coca etc. Well except maybe for RC cola that does seem to have some cinnamon taste to it. I would speculate however, that none if it is real any more and likely all artifical.

  3. What’s the difference between a rutabaga and turnip?

  4. What’s the difference between Turbo and Supercharged?

    • Turbo is the Device that make an engine be supercharged.

      • A turbocharger and a supercharger do the same thing: compress air going into an engine. However, a turbocharger is a compressor that is run by a turbine in the exhaust gas stream. A supercharger is powered directly from the engine, i.e., often off the drive shaft pulley. The advantage of the supercharger is that because of it’s direct drive design, it does not have the “turbo lag” associated with a turbo charger that comes from needing to build up the exhaust gas velocity to get the benefit of the turbo compressor.

  5. What is the difference between a vaporizer and a humidifier?

    • A vaporizer is any tool that vaporizes a material for some purpose. A humidifier is a specific type of vaporizer that boils water to increase humidity.

      • A humidifier can use various ways to increase the amount of water in the air.

        Boiling is one way.

        Evaporative humidifiers are common.

        There are also ultrasonic humidifiers that tend to leave a chalky coating on electronics. That chalky coating being the hard minerals from the tap water that is vaporized by the ultrasonic mechanism.


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  7. What is the difference between seratonin and dopamine?

  8. This is great but in order to use this i need author names, where could i find them?

    • If you scroll to the very bottom, past all of the comments, there is a section that says MLA or some sort of variation of that. It has the information for the page you are viewing; including the author.

  9. This website shows the difference between a referee and an umpire in a football game. But, I really want to know the difference between a referee and an umpire in a tennis game. Please tell me.
    This has confused me long.

  10. I want to know the difference between a bank and a credit union.

  11. i would like to know the difference between different german dialects

    • Just as dialects in any other language the pronunciation, meaning, and use of words is different. Also a word may exist in one dialect but not in another nor in “high German”. Just g**gle something like “dialekte deutschland” and you can read and listen to them.

  12. Excellent website!!!
    Can you please list differences between various Logitech Harmony Universal Remote?

  13. What’s the difference between Aikido and Pencak Silat?

  14. what is the difference between a Managing Director (MD) and a Chief operating officer ( COO )

  15. i want to know difference between analog integrated circuits and digital integrated circuits

    • Difference between Analogue and Digital Integrated circuits.

      An analogue integrated circuit has inputs and/or outputs where the voltage on the input or output various in a continuous manner. The voltage represents the signal with which the IC deals. Often this is a linear representation i.e. double the voltage and the input signal is said to double.

      Common digital integrated circuits normally only output two voltages, a high and low signal with a high speed transition between them. Any intermediate voltages between high and low are considered invalid. Often the signal is represented as a series of such high and low values which represent a binary number providing the equivalent to the level of the voltage of an analogue IC

      A loudspeaker amplifier is a typical example of an all-analogue IC and a PC processor a very common example of an all-digital IC. Of course there are a lot of ICs which are a mixture and may work internally with digital signals but output an analog signal. An example would be a PC sound card capable of driving your (analogue) headphones.

      • Correction: Wrong word.
        Not “various” … but “varies”.

        Original sentence…

        “An analogue integrated circuit has inputs and/or outputs where the voltage on the input or output various in a continuous manner.”

        Should read…

        “An analogue integrated circuit has inputs and/or outputs where the voltage on the input or output varies in a continuous manner.”

        Please correct it for the benefit of all.

  16. In case anyone is interested, here’s a rather elegantly done webpage on the difference between horns and antlers from the Univ, of Michigan Museum of Zoology:


  17. Pl get me difference between Employees Provident Fund and Public provident Fund

  18. What can you tell me about the difference between ‘immigration’ and ‘in-migration’

  19. What is the difference in the effect that has on the human body between Gluthation from Max Int’l/Usa and Omega 3 from Marvelous/Israel?

  20. What’s the difference between “nationality” and “national identity”?

  21. What is the difference between a normal digital camera and a digital slr camera?

    • SLR standard for single lens reflex, thus refers to the type of lens used. Most SLRs have different lenses that can be swapped on and off the camera, and most non-SLRs do not, but that feature isn’t absolute definition.

      An SLR camera can be digital or not. Current technology does not allow for smaller pocket-sized digital cameras to be SLR. In terms of use/application, the main thing to know is that the viewfinder in an SLR camera looks directly through the lens. In other words, what you see in the viewfinder is exactly what the lens sees. The viewfinder in non-SLR cameras doesn’t look through the lens. The two biggest problems with this are 1) your finger (or something else) could be in front of the lens, but you wouldn’t realize that when you look in the viewfinder, and 2) the viewfinder will be off just a bit from what the lens sees, so when shooting something very close up, there can be a tendency to cut off part of the target object(s). You’ll notice the difference between the two types of cameras as the photo is being taken. With an SLR, the viewfinder goes dark for just a moment as the mirror flips out of the way to capture the image. In a non-SLR camera, particularly one you’re not used to, you may find yourself wondering, “Did it take?” Today’s digital cameras of both types allow for immediate review of the shot, so you can always check to see if you got what you wanted. Historically SLR cameras have offered much more flexibility than those that aren’t, but electronics have made great progress in this area (and it’s also not truly a by-definition “difference” of the two).

  22. I also wonder what is the difference between vitamins and drugs?

    • A drug is a substance which affects you in some way. A vitamin is used by your body; if it is absent, it affects you, and if it was absent but you take a vitamin, the vitamin has affected you by stopping the effects of not having it.

      If you read carefully enough, you would notice that this definition means some things people would not normally classify as drugs as drugs. For example, food: an apple is technically a drug. There are often differences between technical definitions and what people perceive to be in that category.

  23. How does one pose a difference between query to your website?

  24. I would love to know the difference between a swiss hospitality programme and a french hospitality programme.

  25. I would like t know the difference between rewritabel and recordable DVDs as they are made up in different branches in my textbook here:


  26. Your article in the difference between the Ed.D and Ph.D degrees is unequivocally misleading, not only in laying out the differences, but in advising people to pursue the Ed.D.l if they do not know which to do. See


    In addition to just about every other possible resource on the subject. The Ed.D. is a practitioner degree and the PhD is an academic research degree.

    • Additionally, although the two might be considered equivalent, that does not mean they are the same or equal. The NSF also finds a Doctor of Public Administration equivalent to a PhD, that does mean they are the same or equal.

  27. Hi,

    My mother tongue is not English, in fact is Spanish.

    I need a clarification about what would be the difference between “business investigations” and “business inquiries”.
    Would you consider a poll or a sort of a “business inquiry” ?


  28. HI,

    I would mostly appreciate it if yo were to define to the least meaning between:



    this is to veryfy what is the actual meaning within a particular sentence in the Bible

    I myself concluded that since when I ask a person what He does for a living he would definiftely say: I sing,if he is a singer.This means that he sang before ,he is still singing,and he will also keep on singing since his living depends from singing .

    Where if I ask a person what is he doing in the kitchen he would definitely say : I am preparing things to cook and so on.

    This kind of tense it doesn’t assert that he cooked before,and also that he would be cooking also in the future, it could mean that it’s a temporary thing that he is going to cook unless he himself confirms,or I would be aware that he eventually did, is doing,and will do.

    Am I right?? I am not english.



      The quick answer is that these are two verb tenses: Present Continuous (what you’re doing ‘right now’) and Present tense (what you usually, normally, generally, habitually, or by custom, do).

      So, the Present tense does *not* talk about what is being done ‘right now’, surprise! (but there are instances, etc.)

      If you see someone in the post office & ask, “What are you doing (right now)?” He/she might say, “I am sending parcels.” or “I’m sending parcels (right now).” BTW, Contractions are used almost 100% in informal speech, i.e. I’m, You’re, He’s, She’s, Its (no apostrophe!), We’re, They’re.

      If you meet someone new, you might ask, “What do you do (for a living)?” And he/she may answer, “Oh, I send parcels.” (usually, normally, generally, by habit or custom)”.

      There are several other uses for both Present tense & Pres. Continuous (Pres. Progressive)…

  29. I would like to know the difference between proclivity and propensity. Of the definitions I have found, both indicate a natural or innate inclination and often the words in question are used to define the other. But are there nuanced difference to their usage or meaning?- Thanks

    • Proclivity refers to a preference or a choice for something while propensity refers to a natural leaning towards or inclination for something. It’s the choice factor that differentiates the two words and their usage.

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  33. Are the answers intended as opinions?

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    In scrolling down to add a comment, I note others who seem to asking the same question I now have: Are the articles presented under the site title, Difference Between, intended by the site owners to be objective, neutral comparisons without editorial bias or is the inclusion of opinion acceptable provided it does not form the basis for the article?

    For me the distinction is important. I have used and recommended the use of Difference Between to colleagues to clarify differences between entities so that I can articulate observable distinctions and elucidate the beginnings of less observable differences. I have not felt the need to ascertain the validity of the differences cited since in my area of expertise the articles have been technically accurate without an editorial slant.
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    I doubt that even Facebook staff would promote their own site as a “professional looking” social network, since the individual user’s content has a great deal to do with how the site “looks” to a viewer. If the author meant that the formatting of the sites, the templates, fonts and colors associated with each site can be compared, I would agree. I would also agree that sites may assemble their content in a manner designed to impart a sense of formality and convention while others might opt for a more off-the cuff, impromptu impression. Neither statement includes a bias towards one style nor adds qualitative labels to such styling.

    Such distinctions may seem trivial when comparing social networking sites. However if the bias so visible in one article were less obvious but still at play in articles comparing topics that include race, religion and politics, I worry then that these articles could be used to validate divisive belief systems and support subjective discriminatory statements.

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  46. What is the difference between baby powder and talc?

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  55. Just found you – and am thankful. Looks like an excellent resource. I did notice one thing above – the quote from MetroNews, Toronto, which ends with: “…Miss/Ms.?”

    I’m old enough to remember when “Ms” first came into use (and the magazine of the same name). “Ms” was not an abbreviation of anything – it is what it is, an alternative to Miss or Missus/Mrs. Yet I often see “Ms” written as “Ms.” I seem to remember that the supporters of the new term were quite insistent that it be just “Ms” with no period. Is there a difference?

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