than

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Than is on the Basic English 850 List.
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than is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
than

Pronunciation[change]

stressed
unstressed
  • enPR: th(ə)n
  • IPA (key): /ðən/ or /ðn̩/
  • SAMPA: /D@n/ or /Dn=/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
than

  1. Used to compare two things that are not equal.
    The tree is higher than the house.
    He is better than me.
    It was much better than I'd expected.