Etymology
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different (adj.)

late 14c., "not the same, unlike, dissimilar in nature or quality as well as state of being," from Old French different (14c.), from Latin differentem (nominative differens) "differing, different," present participle of differre "to set apart," from assimilated form of dis- "apart, away from" (see dis-) + ferre "to bear, carry," from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry." Colloquial sense of "special, out of the ordinary" is attested by 1912. Related: Differently.

Origin and meaning of different
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Definitions of different

different (adj.)
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;
came to a different conclusion
took different approaches to the problem
on different sides of the issue
different parts of the country
this meeting was different from the earlier one
different (adj.)
distinctly separate from the first;
that's another (or different) issue altogether
different (adj.)
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
different (adj.)
distinct or separate;
each interviewed different members of the community
From wordnet.princeton.edu