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Learner's definition of DIFFERENT  
[more different; most different]  : not of the same kind : partly or totally unlike — often + from, than, or to
Usage   In both U.S. English and British English, one person or thing is said to be different from another. Different is also often followed by than in U.S. English. Some people believe that different than is incorrect, but it is very common. In British English, different can be followed by to. Different to is not used in U.S. English.
always used before a noun  : not the same
[more different; most different]  : not ordinary or common : unusual

a horse of a different color

— see 1horse

different drummer

— see drummer

put a different complexion on

— see complexion

— differently

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