Definitions of "Different"

Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar. adjective

Distinct or separate. adjective

Various or assorted. adjective

Differing from all others; unusual. adjective

In a different way or manner; otherwise. adverb

Not the same; two; many; plural; also, characterized by a difference or distinction; various or contrary in nature, form, or quality; unlike; dissimilar.

[When in the predicate, different is either used absolutely: as, the two things are very different; or followed by from: as, the two things are very different from each other; he is very different from his brother. But the relation of opposition is often lost in that of mere comparison, leading to the use of to instead of from. This use is regarded as colloquial or incorrect, and is generally avoided by careful writers.

Synonyms Different, Distinct, Separate, Several. These words agree in being the opposite of same. Different applies to nature or quality as well as to state of being: as, the African and Asiatic climates are very different. The other three words are primarily physical, and are still affected by that fact: we speak of distinct or separate, ideas, colors, sounds, etc. Several is used chiefly of those things which are in some sense together without merging their identity: as, three several bands.

Distinct; separate; not the same; other. adjective

Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar adjective

Not the same; exhibiting a difference adjective

Various, assorted, diverse. adjective

The word "Different" in example sentences

The different kinden races were also neat..different in a way that was cool, but done in a way that they felt familiar. Archive 2010-02-01

The different kinden races were also neat..different in a way that was cool, but done in a way that they felt familiar. Book Reaction: Empire In Black & Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Obviously, groups related to different races have *different* needs and come from *different* backgrounds. The Boundaries of Diversity

Where the parents are of different varieties or species, Mr. Walker says, "The second law, namely, that of CROSSING, operates where each parent is of a _different breed_, and where, supposing both to be of equal age and vigor the _male_ gives the _back head_ and _locomotive organs_, and the _female_ the _face_ and _nutritive organs_." The Principles of Breeding or, Glimpses at the Physiological Laws involved in the Reproduction and Improvement of Domestic Animals

Those of the north, and south, are _somewhat_ different; but I am informed the country to the S.W. of the Allegany Mountains is _materially different_. Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author's Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic.

One of these girls, Miss Peachy Millmore, was different from the others, —different from any girl Claude had ever known. IX. Book One: On Lovely Creek

An exceptionally precise speaker might doubtless make some slight difference in the sounds indicated by the different modes of representing the same syllable as given above; but to the ordinary appreciation of childhood the distinction in sound between such combinations, for example, as _a n t_ in _constant_ and _e n t_ in _different_ would not be perceptible. Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind

But when we wish to compare discharge of different kinds, for the important purpose of ascertaining whether the same amount of current will in its _different forms_ produce the same amount of transverse action, we find the data very imperfect. Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

In lyrics, however, they are freely crossed, but with this restriction, that one rhyme of either kind is never found next to a different one of the same kind, i.e., two _different_ masculines or feminines are never found in juxtaposition. Esther

The two candidates represented two different management styles and two ­different personality types. The Lawyer - Latest News

But then we decided to have a child, and that was a different story that would necessitate a ­different story. Life and style | guardian.co.uk

But then we decided to have a child, and that was a different story that would necessitate a ­different story. Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

Rafa has a different philosophy from me about producing players but that is the great thing about football: everyone has a ­different way of doing things. Sport news, comment and results | guardian.co.uk

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_homologous proteins of different species are different_. Manhood of Humanity.

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