1not like something or someone else, or not like before [≠ similar]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS very/quite different completely/totally/entirely different radically different (=very different) significantly/markedly different (=different in a very noticeable way) slightly different subtly different (=different in a way that is not easy to notice) refreshingly different (=different in a good way) no different (from/to something) a different world (=a very different situation or environment)
! In spoken British English,different fromanddifferent toare both common, but teachers preferdifferent from.Different thanis also used in American English and occasionally in British English. Do not saydifferent of.
2 [only before noun]used to talk about two or more separate things of the same basic kind [= various]: