What is the meaning of different?


  • Unlike in nature or quality or form or degree.
    • usage: "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"
  • Distinctly separate from the first.
    • usage: "that's another (or different) issue altogether"
  • Differing from all others; not ordinary.
    • usage: "advertising that strives continually to be different"; "this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"
  • Marked by dissimilarity.
    • usage: "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"
  • Distinct or separate.
    • usage: "each interviewed different members of the community"
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APAWordNet. (2010). different. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/different/definitions/1172421
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