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different   WordNet 2.0

- 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"

 
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- not like

- marked by dissimilarity
"for twins they are very unlike"
"people are profoundly different"

 
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- 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"

 
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- distinctly separate from the first
"that''s another (or different) issue altogether"

 
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- distinct or separate
"each interviewed different members of the community"

 
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Different   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

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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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