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different meaning

EN[ˈdɪf.əɹ.ənt]
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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)
  • 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
            • The book provides perspectives from a range of different authors; it is truly a polyvocal work.
            • The sailor tried several different sakes before he passed out.
            • The only problem is that the best egg toppers, which are different from egg cutters, are an investment — the Inox professional egg topper is $55 at surlatable.com .
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Different studies point to xanthochymol and formononetin as showing activity against tumoral cells.

        Meaning of different for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "different" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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