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English definition of “than”

than

preposition, conjunction uk   strong /ðæn/ weak /ðən/ us  
A1 used to join two parts of a comparison: My son is a lot taller than my daughter. You always walk faster than I do! You're earlier than usual.Connecting words which express a contrast A2 used with 'more' or 'less' to compare numbers or amounts: I spent more than I intended to. It cost less than I expected.Connecting words which express a contrast
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