verb (used without object)
to be unlike, dissimilar, or distinct in nature or qualities (often followed by from ): The two writers differ greatly in their perceptions of the world. Each writer's style differs from that of another.
to disagree in opinion, belief, etc.; be at variance; disagree (often followed by with or from ): His business partner always differs with him.
Obsolete. to dispute; quarrel.

1325–75; Middle English differren to distinguish < Middle French differer to put off, distinguish, Latin differre to bear apart, put off, delay (see defer1) be different, equivalent to dif- dif- + ferre to bear

undiffering, adjective
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differ (ˈdɪfə)
vb (often foll by from or with)
1.  (often foll by from) to be dissimilar in quality, nature, or degree (to); vary (from)
2.  to be at variance (with); disagree (with)
3.  dialect to quarrel or dispute
4.  agree to differ to end an argument amicably while maintaining differences of opinion
[C14: from Latin differre, literally: to bear off in different directions, hence scatter, put off, be different, from dis- apart + ferre to bear]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. diferer, from L. differre "to set apart, differ," from dis- "away from" + ferre "carry" (see infer). Two senses that were present in L. have gone separate ways in Eng. since c.1500 with defer (transitive) and differ (intransitive). Related: Differed; differing.
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Example sentences
If the trade name differs from the common name, it is given in parentheses.
Sun tolerance of azaleas and rhododendrons differs by species and variety.
The amount of moisture in tomatoes differs with variety.
Even between individual animals, the amount that bones were sculpted by air
  sacs differs.
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