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determiner uk   /ˈʌð.ər/  us   //

other determiner (ADDITIONAL)

A1 as well as the thing or person already mentioned: The product has many other time-saving features. There is no other work available at the moment. There is only one other person who could help us. Are there any other people we should speak to? I've found one earring - do you know where the other one is?
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A1 used at the end of a list to show that there are more things, without being exact about what they are: The plan has been opposed by schools, businesses and other local organizations. These two books will be especially useful for editors, journalists and other professional users of the language.
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other determiner (OPPOSITE)

the other side/end (of sth)
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B1 the opposite side or end of something: Put the chair at the other end of the desk. The man was waiting on the other side of the street.

other determiner (DIFFERENT)

B1 different from the thing or person already mentioned: I've no cash - is there no other way of paying? He likes travelling abroad and learning about other people's customs and traditions.
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the other day, week, etc. B1 referring to a day, week, etc. in the recent past without saying exactly when it was: I saw him just the other day/night.other than C1 formal different from or except: Holidays other than those in this brochure do not have free places for children. The form cannot be signed by anyone other than yourself. in a negative sentence, used to mean "except": There's nothing on TV tonight, other than rubbish.in other words B2 used to introduce an explanation that is simpler than the one given earlier: He was economical with the truth - in other words, he was lying.or other C1 informal used when you cannot or do not want to be exact about the information you are giving: The event was held in some park or other. We'll find someone or other to help us.
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other

pronoun uk   /ˈʌð.ər/  us   //
A2 the second of two things or people, or the thing or person that is left in a group or set of things: Hold the racquet in one hand and the ball in the other. Some people prefer a vegetarian diet, while others prefer a meat-based diet. She gave me one book last week and promised to bring the others on Wednesday.others [plural]
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B2 more ones: I only know about this book, but there might be others (= other books). B1 people in general, not including yourself: You shouldn't expect others to do your work for you.
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