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adjective different pronunciation in American English /ˈdɪf(ə)rənt/
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  1. 1
    not the same as another person or thing, or not the same as before
    I tried on lots of different hats.
    Her new glasses make her look completely different.
    different from: This job is a lot different from what I’m used to.
    different in: The two cars are different in shape.
    We need to approach the problem in a different way.
    significantly/markedly/radically/vastly different: The other doctor’s attitude was vastly different.
    slightly/somewhat/subtly different: three subtly different styles of writing
  2. 2
    [only before noun] different things are separate things of the same kind
    Six different boys asked me to dance.
  3. 3
    unusual and not like other things of the same kind
    I wanted something a little bit different, so I painted the room green.


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 different pronunciation in American English adverb
Different people cope differently with failure.
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