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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Different  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  different 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {same}] 
  2:  distinctly  separate  from  the  first  "that's  another  (or 
  different)  issue  altogether"  [syn:  {another(a)}] 
  3:  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" 
  4:  not  like  marked  by  dissimilarity;  "for  twins  they  are  very 
  unlike";  "people  are  profoundly  different"  [syn:  {unlike}, 
  {dissimilar}]  [ant:  {like}] 
  5:  distinct  or  separate;  "each  interviewed  different  members  of 
  the  community" 




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