Different definition

dĭfər-ənt, dĭfrənt
In a different way or manner; otherwise.
adverb
39
11
Not the same; distinct; separate; other.
adjective
30
8
Unlike most others; unusual.
adjective
27
7
Not alike; dissimilar.
adjective
28
11
Various.
adjective
23
7
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Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar.

Took different approaches to the problem.

adjective
7
1
Differing from all others; unusual.

A different point of view.

adjective
5
2
Not the same; exhibiting a difference.
adjective
2
0
adjective
2
0
(mathematics) The different ideal.
noun
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Distinct or separate.

That's a different issue altogether.

adjective
3
2
Various or assorted.

Interviewed different members of the community.

adjective
3
2
Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.

Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.

adjective
1
0
Unlike most others; unusual.
adjective
1
0
The definition of different is something that isn't the same, something that is out of the ordinary or something that is separate.

An example of different is the color black compared to the color white.

An example of different is a new movie that uses film techniques never used before.

An example of different is someone from a family that isn't yours.

adjective
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
different
Plural:
differents

Origin of different

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin differēns different- present participle of differre to differ differ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin differēns, present active participle of differō (“I differ”); see differ.

    From Wiktionary