Definition of Different

1. Adjective. Unlike in nature or quality or form or degree. "This meeting was different from the earlier one"

2. Adjective. Distinctly separate from the first. "That's another (or different) issue altogether"
Similar to: Other
Derivative terms: Differ

3. Adjective. Differing from all others; not ordinary. "This new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"
Similar to: Unusual
Derivative terms: Differ

4. Adjective. Marked by dissimilarity. "People are profoundly different"
Exact synonyms: Dissimilar, Unlike
Derivative terms: Differ, Difference, Dissimilarity, Unlikeness
Antonyms: Like

5. Adjective. Distinct or separate. "Each interviewed different members of the community"
Similar to: Other
Derivative terms: Differ

Definition of Different

1. a. Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Definition of Different

1. Adjective. Not the same; exhibiting a difference ¹

2. Adjective. Various, assorted, diverse. ¹

3. Adjective. Distinct, separate; (non-gloss definition used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity). ¹

4. Adjective. Unlike most others; unusual. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) The different ideal. ¹

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Definition of Different

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Different

difference engine
difference equation
difference limen
difference of opinion
difference of two squares
difference threshold
different (current term)
different as chalk and cheese
different light
different strokes
differential adhesion
differential analyzer
differential blood count
differential blood pressure
differential calculus

Literary usage of Different

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon (1896)
"different varieties of them —The influence of race—The spirit of the crowd is weak in proportion as the spirit of the race is strong— The spirit of the race ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Taxation: Including the Law of Local Assessments by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1876)
"Reference has been made to cases which recognize the right to establish different rules of taxation in different districts, even when by the state ..."

3. The Theory of Moral Sentiments;, Or,, An Essay Towards an Analysis of the by Adam Smith (1804)
"Of the different Accounts which have been given of the Nature of Virtue. INTRODUCTION. 'T^HE different accounts which have been •^ given of the nature of ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1803)
"... be different. from another's. NEITHER would it carry any imputation ... men's minds different ideas at the fame time; vg if the idea that a violet ..."

5. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1882)
"... of transitional varieties — Transitions in habits of life — Diversified habits in the same species — Species with habits widely different from those of ..."

6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1839)
"different CASES OF JURISDICTION. The matter and the party are the first ... When two parties belonging to two different States are engaged in a suit, ..."

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