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different

dif·fer·ent

different

 
 
pronunciation:
dI fr nt [or] dI frnt
features:
Language Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not the same.
Three different buses stop at this corner.The shirt he's wearing today is different from the one he wore yesterday.
synonyms:
unlike
antonyms:
alike, equal, equivalent, identical, same, similar
definition 2: various.
She has many different pairs of shoes.
synonyms:
various
similar words:
miscellaneous
derivations: differently (adv.), differentness (n.)
Language Note
There is no firm rule to tell you when to use different from and when to use different than. Most of the time, different from comes before a noun phrase. Different than usually comes before a clause. (A clause is a sentence part with a noun and a verb.)

The shoes Cinderella wore to the ball were different from her everyday ones. After midnight, she looked different than she did at the ball.
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