differ from

differ from (someone or something)

To be unlike someone or something. Can you explain how this car differs from that one? This proposal barely differs from the original one at all!
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differ from something

[for something] to be different from something else. No, this one differs from the one you saw because it has a bigger handle. How does this one differ from that one?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

differ from

To have qualities that are not the same as those of something else: My results differed from the results of everyone else who conducted the experiment. Sopranos differ from altos in having higher voices.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Things are said to be named 'derivatively', which derive their name from some other name, but differ from it in termination.
With these exceptions (and with that of the perfect fertility of varieties when crossed,--a subject hereafter to be discussed), domestic races of the same species differ from each other in the same manner as, only in most cases in a lesser degree than, do closely-allied species of the same genus in a state of nature.
Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
As, in an inquiry into every other subject, it is necessary to separate the different parts of which it is compounded, till we arrive at their first elements, which are the most minute parts thereof; so by the same proceeding we shall acquire a knowledge of the primary parts of a city and see wherein they differ from each other, and whether the rules of art will give us any assistance in examining into each of these things which are mentioned.
In this it is supposed to differ from the mind of animals.
Poloz opined that economic models and judgments differ from one organization to another.
There is evidence of cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder, but it is not known whether bipolar I patients differ from bipolar II in measures of cognitive functioning.
Along the way she also explores how it differs from meditation, why there are so many kinds and how they do and do not differ from each other, and why such a foreign discipline has taken root in self-styled Western societies.
The statement values of bonds and other securities are based on calcutations made by the NAIC's Securities Valuation Office in accordance with strict statutory standards, which often require valuations that differ from market values.
The Board is providing earlier-than-usual notice of the amendments to the appendix A routing symbol lists under the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland because these amendments differ from earlier announcements.
The state open records laws differ from state to state.
Outcomes among young women who received an information-based STD prevention intervention did not differ from those among controls.