Definition of rather than
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1 —used with the infinitive form of a verb to indicate negation as a contrary choice or wish rather than continue the argument, he walked awaychose to sing rather than play violin
2 : and not obscures rather than resolves the problem why do one thing rather than another? happy rather than sad
Definition of rather than (Entry 2 of 2)
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showing great care, attention, and effort
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