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English definition of “different”

different

adjective     /ˈdɪf.ər.ənt/ US  /-ɚ-/
A1 not the same: She seems to wear something different every day . He's different now that he's been to college . We're reading a different book this week . Emily is very/ completely / entirely different from her sister . Emily and her sister are quite (= completely ) different. There are many different types / kinds of bacteria .Different and difference informal describes something or someone you think is unusual or shows bad judgment : What do I think of your purple shoes ? Well, they're certainly different.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality Grammar:Different from, different to or different than?The adjective different means ‘not the same’. When we compare two or more items, it is usually followed by from. We also use different to, especially in speaking: differently     /-li/ adverb B1 We want to do things differently. Are girls treated differently?Different and difference
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