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Definition for: different

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See also différent

English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'dɪfərənt/

Adjective

different ( comparative more different , superlative most different )

  1. not the same.
    Mona is different from Eloise.
  2. unlike most others; unusual.

Usage notes

The construction different from is the prescriptive standard for comparing nouns with other nouns or clauses:

The university is different from what it was in 1980 .

The construction different than is primarily used in American and older British works to compare nouns with clauses:

The university is different than it was in 1980 .

Such expressions are often shortened with ellipsis:

The university is different than in 1980 .

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Translations

  • Arabic: مختلف (mukhtalif)
  • Bulgarian: друг, различен
  • Catalan: diferent (1,2)
  • Chinese ("not the same")
    • Cantonese: 不一樣, 不一样 (bat 1 jat 1 joeng 6 )
    • Mandarin: 不一樣, 不一样 (bù yīyàng)
    • Min Nan: 無仝款, 无仝款 (bô-kâng-khóan)
  • Danish: forskellig (1), anderledes (1,2), ulig (1),
  • Dutch: verschillend (1), anders (1,2), ongelijk (1)
  • Esperanto: malsama, diferenca, diversa
  • Estonian: erinev
  • French: différent (1,2)
  • German: verschieden (1), anders (2)
  • Hebrew: שונה
  • Ido: diferanta
  • Indonesian: beda, lain, berbeda
  • Interlingua: differente, distincte, diverse
  • Italian: differente (1,2), diverso
  • Japanese: 異なる (ことなる, kotonaru;1), 違う (ちがう, chigau;1)
  • Polish: różny (1), inny (1), odmienny (2), niezwykły (2), rozmaity (2)
  • Russian: другой, различный
  • Slovene: drugačen m . , drugačna f . , drugačno n . (1,2)
  • Spanish: diferente m/f (1,2); distinto m . , distinta f .
  • Telugu: విభిన్నం (vibhinnaM)
  • Turkish: farklı, çeşitli, değişik, başka

Other Translations for "different"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codedifferent
Hexe4 69 66 66 65 72 65 ee 74
Pig Latinifferentday

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