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different meaning

EN[ˈdɪf.əɹ.ənt] [ˈdɪf.ɹənt]
US
WDifferent
  • Not to be confused with diffident.
  • Different may refer to:
  • The quality of not being the same as another thing, being distinct. See difference (disambiguation)
FR différent

    Definition of different in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdifferentsSUF-ent
    1. (mathematics) The different ideal.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore differentSUPmost different
      1. Not the same; exhibiting a difference.
        1. At Elizabeth-Jane mentioning how greatly Lucetta had been jeopardized, he exhibited an agitation different in kind no less than in intensity from any she had seen in him before.
      2. Various, assorted, diverse.
        1. Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.
          1. Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
        2. Unlike most others; unusual.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • We came to a parting of the ways because of our different ideas about what should be done to move the company forward.
            • IMFs are a series of data sequences with different eigenscales.
            • A number of different zinc binding groups have been investigated: carboxyalkyls, thiols, hydroxamic acids, phosphonic acids and phosphonamides (23).
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Different studies point to xanthochymol and formononetin as showing activity against tumoral cells.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en differently
            2. en differentiation
            3. en differential
            4. en differentiate
            5. en differents
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            Meaning of different for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "different" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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