Definitions

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  • adv. In a different way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a different manner; variously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a different manner; variously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in another and different manner

Etymologies

different +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kaia and Kevin both rave about having "total control" over the publishing process, and yet each of them defines the term differently.

    Arielle Ford: Selecting a Self-Publisher Is Like Finding the Right Nanny

  • The problem is that estimates of the number of born-again or evangelical Christians in the United States vary because pollsters ask the question in a variety of ways and Americans define the term differently, said Alan Cooperman, associate director of the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life.

    Poll: Iowa's caucusgoers in step with national views

  • In this context, I would think that the most reasonable interpretation is that it is intended to exclude anyone in the legislative, executive or judicial branches, but it is possible that Obama could interpret the term differently or, for that matter, could change the terms of executive order.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Cover-Up — Sestak Edition

  • I'll use the title differently by Scott on Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 12: 28: 01 AM

    Dump. Flush. Repeat.

  • Would I read the title differently without knowing what I know of the author, without bracing myself for the abject when I hear Kathy Acker cited as influence on a blurb on the book cover?

    Katherine Parrish reads Lisa Foad

  • AABA songwriters I am one think in a certain way: a first statement is followed by a similar statement that probably uses the title differently, followed by a contrasting statement, different in form from the other sections, but Bridging into a statement like those we've heard before but with an air of finality.

    What Killed the AABA Form?

  • Yeah, you seem to have a habit of that, but also used the term differently…it was in context of a discussion about reconstruction versus PC1.

    Climate Models – the Next Generation « Climate Audit

  • "There were one or two concerned e-mails," she continues, adding, "We respect that some people may interpret the term differently, but to us, we'd like to think that we've reclaimed and redefined the term to be used in a much more endearing manner."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "One of the problems in evaluating the Tea Party movement as a movement is that people use the term differently to mean different things," he said.

    WIBW - HomePage - Headlines

  • Our knowing that there was great resistance to these values makes us uneasy with this shorthand, but as Joe Fischer says above, why can't specialists and non-specialists use the same term differently?

    Devalued

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