different

Definitions

  • Different Postures for Approaching the King
    Different Postures for Approaching the King
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj different 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"
    • adj different marked by dissimilarity "for twins they are very unlike","people are profoundly different"
    • adj different 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"
    • adj different distinctly separate from the first "that's another (or different) issue altogether"
    • adj different distinct or separate "each interviewed different members of the community"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop Four Different Arrangements of Benches in a Shop
Showing the different elements of the Doric order Showing the different elements of the Doric order
THE MODERN WAY OF SETTLING DIFFERENCES THE MODERN WAY OF SETTLING DIFFERENCES
4. Different forms of jaws 4. Different forms of jaws
234. Different Forms of Case Worms 234. Different Forms of Case Worms
DIFFERENT PHASES OF VENUS DIFFERENT PHASES OF VENUS
Distinction without Difference Distinction without Difference
The Different Shapes of the Globe of the Eye The Different Shapes of the Globe of the Eye

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over 600 different pasta shapes
    • Different Distinct; separate; not the same; other. "Five different churches."
    • Different 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. "Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
    • different Not the same; two; many; plural; also, characterized by a difference or distinction; various or contrary in nature, form, or quality; unlike; dissimilar.
    • different [When in the predicate, different is either used absolutely: as, the two things are very different; or followed by from: as, the two things are very different from each other; he is very different from his brother. But the relation of opposition is often lost in that of mere comparison, leading to the use of to instead of from. This use is regarded as colloquial or incorrect, and is generally avoided by careful writers.
    • different Synonyms Different, Distinct, Separate, Several. These words agree in being the opposite of same. Different applies to nature or quality as well as to state of being: as, the African and Asiatic climates are very different. The other three words are primarily physical, and are still affected by that fact: we speak of distinct or separate, ideas, colors, sounds, etc. Several is used chiefly of those things which are in some sense together without merging their identity: as, three several bands.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over 500 different types of bananas
    • adj Different distinct: separate: unlike: not the same (with from, not to)
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.”
  • Peter Marshall
    Peter Marshall
    “A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.”
  • Frank M. Garafola
    Frank M. Garafola
    “The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.”
  • Clark Moustakas
    Clark Moustakas
    “When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig%20Wittgenstein
    “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.”

Idioms

Different kettle of fish - If something is a different kettle of fish, it is very different from the other things referenced.
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Different ropes for different folks - (USA) This idiom means that different people do things in different ways that suit them.
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Different strokes for different folks - (USA) This idiom means that different people do things in different ways that suit them.
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From a different angle - If you look at something from a different angle, you look at it from a different point of view.
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Horse of a different color - (USA) If something is a horse of a different color, it's a different matter or separate issue altogether.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of differre,: cf. F. différent,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. differredif (= dis), apart, ferre, to bear.

Usage

In literature:

Different nerves are suited to the perception of different impressions.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
That difference is an honest difference of opinion.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The governments also differed.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There is a difference, too, among the bulls in different parts of these countries.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
They show, too, how differently the same incidents may appear to different eyes.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
How do these lesser differences become augmented into the greater difference?
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
The amount of this diminution is different with different plants, but always considerable.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
In short, very different aspects were considered and very different factors emphasized.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
They too have their fears, but of a different kind, and from a different cause.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Their buzzing, when on the wing, is louder, and altogether different from the others.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
There is a difference, too, among the bulls in different parts of these countries.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Here he was forced by stress of politics to differ from his economical friends.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
But the reasons for that diversity may be very different amongst different peoples.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
To scheme and to execute are two different things; as different as to dream and to do.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
But what's the difference?
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The same principles contend on different stages, and through the mouths of different actors.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
Human animals of different races and different strains are in highly important points different in their instincts and capacities.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Different laws and different feelings would then bring about different ends.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
If you find the young, note whether they differ from the adult in general appearance, and if so, in what ways they differ.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
How different the value put upon it by Gwen Wynn!
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

This year's a different thing,-
I'll not think of you.
But I'll like the Spring because it is simply spring
As the thrushes do.
"I So Liked Spring" by Charlotte Mary Mew
Jesus, by whose forgiveness sweet,
Her love grew so intense,
Earth's sinners all come round thy feet:
Lord, make no difference!
"The Woman That Was A Sinner" by George MacDonald
"I'm glad that things are different now--
'T would give me quite a shock
To see our dinner-table look
As bare as Plymouth Rock.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Vow not to love me ever and for ever,
Words are such idle things;
But when we differ in opinions, never
Hurt me by little stings.
"Friendship" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The moon now shines upon a scene,
Much different from the one we left:
A mother gazes on her babe,
A mother feeling richly blest.
"Eliza In Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
That they who differ pole-wide serve
Perchance the common Master,
And other sheep He hath than they
Who graze one narrow pasture!
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Alfalfa seeded at different row spacings but at the same rate of pure live seed (PLS) doesn't yield or persist much differently after the establishment year.
Different wavelengths of light constructively interfere at different angles.
Two different golf equipment companies have created two similar, yet different drivers that feature a radical new approach to the most popular golf club in the bag.
The E-Z Red PRK6 Hot Stapler Plastic Repair Kit has three heat settings for use on different plastics, and three different staple types included.
With an idea of how starches differ, discussing how these same starches perform should readily divulge how the different elements of starch structure affect performance, right.
Metal studs are available in different thicknesses for different applications.
So, we're seeing differences in the right hemisphere, and we're seeing differences in how the left hemisphere is operating during speech.
In addition to genetic differences, scientists have also observed behavioral differences in the Yosemite Great grays.
They are different players from different eras with career accomplishments so incomparable they border on lopsided.
The plates are all moving in different directions and at different speeds.
Cemeteries mean different things to different people.
But because of one difference – which moves into the national spotlight this month – they end up with significantly different balances to retire on.
SD Modular Displays in Ft. Lauderdale, FL manufactures and distributes six different lines of trade-show displays plus ultrathin lightboxes, in 40 different models ranging from 8 x 10 in.
Different areas are expecting payments of different amounts.
The terms are different, the prices are different, the products offered are dramatically different each year.
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In science:

This suggests that the differences in intrinsic properties of galaxies along the Hubble Sequence may arise from the difference in the depth of their potential wells which leads to different evolutionary paths because of different timescales for gas infall.
Active Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II: galaxy and activity evolution
It is straightforward to define place-difference-value partial ly order patterns, PDVPOPs, or place-difference-value barred patterns, PDVBP, since our place, difference, and value restrictions just limit where and what values are required for a pattern match.
Place-difference-value patterns: A generalization of generalized permutation and word patterns
Imagine that we have a set of such systems, differing among them by different initial conditions, i. e., by different λ values.
The fail of determinism and the limits of Bohm hidden variable theory
It may be advantageous to develop different standard loci for different expected populations—for example, one for low Galactic latitudes, or different standard loci for different exposure times.
Stellar Locus Regression: Accurate Color Calibration, and the Real-time Determination of Galaxy Cluster Photometric Redshifts
By a different method, they analytically showed that the number of different coins has one of the same effects noted in our work: the more different coins are used, the smaller the variance, while still retaining the quantum scaling.
One-dimensional discrete-time quantum walks on random environments
Note that two elements of different forms (2) in M are different in G and they thus also differ in M .
Algebras and groups defined by permutation relations of alternating type
In a forthcoming paper we will focus our interest exactly on this point: we will discuss the solution of system (4.25) under several different conditions, and we will also consider different expressions of Pc (t), arising from some different economical ly reasonable hamiltonian or by experimental data.
Stock markets and quantum dynamics: a second quantized description
At that time it was assumed that such a tetragonal phase is stabilized in epitaxial thin films and that the difference in polarization observed in thin films compared to bulk BFO was due to a large difference in polarization between the two different structural modifications.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
This flexibility of using different ǫ value for multiple outputs is advantageous for systems with multiple sensors of different qualities that measure various states with different accuracy.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
Note that different bases provide different identifications and hence different embeddings of D into R.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
The primary difference in this case is that the initialization step is different, where a different rank 2 inequality is added.
Split rank of triangle and quadrilateral inequalities
Presumably, the second and third possibilities can be distinguished because the temperature of the ionizing source would be greatly different in the two cases, and this would result in calculable and different ionization conditions in the knots and hence in different emission line strengths.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
When coming back again to the crossing, both parts of the wavefunction have built up a different phase, due to their energy difference and due to a difference in passing the crossing.
Observation of Stueckelberg oscillations in dipole-dipole interactions
In more detail, there are some differences: initial state and final state interactions enter differently, and several characteristics of the hot and cold media are different.
Experimental Studies of Hadronization and Parton Propagation in the Space-Time Domain
This measure differs somewhat from the “difference in differences ” measure used by Zinman (2009); explanat ions why this approach is preferable are found in Appendix A.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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