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differentadjective

 us   /ˈdɪf·rənt, -ər·ənt/
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  us   /ˈdɪf·rənt·li, -ər·ənt·li/
I would have done things differently if I had the chance to do them over again.
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differentadjective

uk   /ˈdɪf.ər.ənt/  us   /ˈdɪf.ɚ.ənt/
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 completely different. There are many different types/kinds of bacteria.
informal used when you think someone or something is unusual or shows bad judgment: What do I think of your purple shoes? Well, they're certainly different.

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differently
adverb uk   /ˈdɪf.ər.ənt.li/  us   /ˈdɪf.ɚ.ənt.li/

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B1 We want to do things differently. Are girls treated differently?
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