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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
different
    adj 1: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took
           different approaches to the problem"; "came to a
           different conclusion"; "different parts of the country";
           "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was
           different from the earlier one" [ant: same]
    2: distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or
       different) issue altogether"
    3: differing from all others; not ordinary; "advertising that
       strives continually to be different"; "this new music is
       certainly different but I don't really like it"
    4: marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike";
       "people are profoundly different" [syn: unlike,
       dissimilar, different] [ant: like, similar]
    5: distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of
       the community"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Different \Dif"fer*ent\, a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of
   differre: cf. F. diff['e]rent.]
   1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. "Five different
      churches." --Addison.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially
      or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food
      or drink; different states of health; different shapes;
      different degrees of excellence.
      [1913 Webster]

            Men are as different from each other, as the regions
            in which they are born are different. --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster]

   Note: Different is properly followed by from. Different to,
         for different from, is a common English colloquialism.
         Different than is quite inadmissible.
         [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for different:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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