different

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[Dif·fer*ent]

Something is different whether it is only a little or completely unlike something else. Not only are your two cats different breeds, but they are also different from your pet tiger.

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Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Adjective S.
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"

Adjective
not like; marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"

Adjective
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"

Adjective S.
distinctly separate from the first; "that''s another (or different) issue altogether"

Adjective S.
distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of the community"

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a.
Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

a.
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.


Different

Dif"fer*ent , a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre: cf. F. diff'82rent.] 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.
&hand; Different is properly followed by from. Different to, for different from, is a common English colloquialism. Different than is quite inadmissible.

Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

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Usage Examples

A mustache really defines your face. My dad had a mustache when I was growing up, and I can still remember when he shaved it, he looked like a completely different person.

A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door.

A lot of people these days are not music lovers - they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.

A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.

A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory.

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

A chronicle is very different from history proper.

A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.

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Other Usage Examples

A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds can come up with completely different assessments. The discussions or controversies are endless. Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.

A good marriage is different to a happy marriage.

A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.

A conversation goes sometimes into personal things and that's nicer. You look to each other and you have a different picture, you get into a relationship.

'I Am Number Four' is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.

'A Bug's Life' is a really funny movie and the characters have such different personalities. The movie is happy and then gets really sad and I'm like, W'hoa, I'm feeling this way and this movie is about bugs!'

A social problem is one that concerns the way in which people live together in one society. A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different races who live in two separate societies, even if those societies are side by side.

A lot of the work in United States is highly critical of technology. I'm using 15,000 watts of power and 18 different pieces of electronic equipment to say that.

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