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What's The Definition Of Different?

[adj] differing from all others; not ordinary; "advertising that strives continually to be different"; "this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"
[adj] not like; marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"
[adj] unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
[adj] distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or different) issue altogether"
[adj] distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of the community"

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See Also | different | incompatible | varied

Different In Webster's Dictionary

\Dif"fer*ent\, a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F. diff['e]rent.] 1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. ``Five different churches.'' --Addison. 2. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence. Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different. --Dryden. Note: Different is properly followed by from. Different to, for different from, is a common English colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible.

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