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different

adjective  /ˈdɪf·rənt, -ər·ənt/ us  
not the same: Monet and other Impressionists painted the same scene at different times of day to discover how the colors change in the different light. The weather down here is a lot different than it is at home. Emily is entirely different from her sister.
differently
adverb  /ˈdɪf·rənt·li, -ər·ənt·li/ us  
I would have done things differently if I had the chance to do them over again.
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