different strokes for different folks
see under no accounting for tastes.
Is It “Different From” Or “Different Than”?Both different from and different than are accepted in standard American English, and both have been in use for the last 300 years. But is one of these phrases more correct than the other? In formal writing, different from is generally preferred to different than. This preference has to do, in part, with the historical use of the word than. This term entered English as …
Fall Once Had A Different NameWe may call it fall, but once upon a time the season that comes after summer but before winter was referred to by a different name ...
- difference threshold,
- different as night and day,
- differentiable manifold,
- differential analyzer
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