DJ音标发音： [ˈdifəənt, ˈdifrənt]
KK音标发音： [ˈdɪfɚənt, ˈdɪfrənt]
1. Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar:
took different approaches to the problem.
2. Distinct or separate:
That's a different issue altogether.
3. Various or assorted:
interviewed different members of the community.
4. Differing from all others; unusual:
a different point of view.
5. Middle English
6. from Old French
8. Different from and different than are both common in British and American English. Critics since the 18th century have singled out different than as incorrect, though it is well attested in the works of reputable writers. Where the comparison is drawn directly between two persons or things, from is usually the safer choice:
Different from 和 different than 英语和美语中都经常见。 虽然后者经常出现在名作家的作品中，但18世纪以来，评论家仍指出different than 为相对正确的选择。 当直接对两人或两物进行比较时，from 是最保险的选择 ：
My book is different from (not than ) yours.
我的书不同于（不是 than ） 你的。
9. But different than is more acceptably used, particularly in American usage, where the object of comparison is expressed by a full clause:
但different than 的比较对象用一完整的句子表示，特别是在美语用法中，这种用法更能接受：
The campus is different than it was 20 years ago (or
The campus is different from how it was 20 years ago).
10. As a result, a simple noun phrase following different than is often construed as elliptical for a clause, which allows for a subtle distinction in meaning between the two constructions.
那么，接在different than 后的简单名词可以解释为是完整句子的省略。 两种结构在意思上有些细微的差别。
How different this seems from Paris suggests that the object of comparison is the city of Paris itself,
How different this seems than Paris suggests that the object of comparison is something like “the way things were in Paris” or “what happened in Paris.” ·
12. The construction different to is chiefly British.
结构different to 主要用于英国