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different meaning

EN[ˈdɪf.əɹ.ənt]
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WDifferent
  • Not to be confused with diffident. Different may refer to: The quality of not being the same as another thing, being distinct. See difference (disambiguation)
  • NounPLdifferentsSUF-ent
    1. (mathematics) The different ideal.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore differentSUPmost different
      1. Not the same; exhibiting a difference.
        1. At Elizabeth-Jane mentioning how greatly Lucetta had been jeopardized, he exhibited an agitation different in kind no less than in intensity from any she had seen in him before.
      2. Various, assorted, diverse.
        1. Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.
          1. Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
        2. Unlike most others; unusual.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • I liked to look in the baker's store window and examine the array of different frostings on display.
            • Three different substitutions were found in four species; these were in the interdomains or C-terminal regions (T196S, A358T and V380M) previously listed in RettBASE as being nonpathogenic in humans.
            • Although runners tend to be characterized as either rearfoot, midfoot or forefoot strikers, it is likely that most use all three kinds of strikes but in different proportions and contexts.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Different studies point to xanthochymol and formononetin as showing activity against tumoral cells.

        Meaning of different for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "different" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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