• IPA: /ˈdɪf.ɹənt/, /ˈdɪf.əɹ.ənt/


  1. Not the same; exhibiting a difference.
    • 1915, Edward Knobel, Ptolemy's Catalogue of Stars – A Revision of the Almagest ↗, page 14 (showing that "to" was used by an Englishman in 1915)
      One interesting feature was remarked by Dr. Peters, viz.: that the instrument used for the longitudes of the original catalogue was graduated differently to that used for the latitudes.
    • 1971, William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys (novel), page 6
      Enter the American tourist. He thinks of himself as a good guy but when he looks in the mirror to shave this good guy he has to admit that "well, other people are different from me and I don't really like them." This makes him feel guilty toward other people.
  2. Various, assorted, diverse.
    • 2006, Delbert S. Elliott et al., Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods: Successful Development in Social Context,[http://books.google.com/books?id=Ltx9_9NU4v0C ] Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521863575, page 19:
      In any case, poor black respondents living in high-poverty neighborhoods are most likely to view their neighborhood as a single block or block group and to use this definition consistently when asked about different neighborhood characteristics and activities.
  3. Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.
    Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.
  4. Unlike most others; unusual.
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different (plural differents)

  1. (mathematics) The different ideal.


  1. Differently.

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