other than

preposition

Definition of other than

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with the exception of : except for, besides other than that, nothing happened

other than

conjunction

Definition of other than (Entry 2 of 2)

: except, but cannot be changed other than by judicial order

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Examples of other than in a Sentence

Preposition other than a new jacket, I bought no special clothes for the wedding

First Known Use of other than

Preposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Conjunction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of other than was in the 15th century

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“Other than.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other%20than. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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