What is other?

  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "In other times"
    Synonyms: early, former
    See also — Additional definitions below


The Other or Constitutive Other (also the verb othering) is a key concept in continental philosophy; it opposes the Same. The Other refers, or attempts to refer, to that which is other than the initial concept being considered. The Constitutive Other often denotes a person Other than one's self; hence, the Other is identified as "different"; thus the spelling is often capitalized.

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Niobium - Applications - Superconducting Magnets - Superconducting, Other
... The high sensitivity of superconducting niobium nitride bolometers make them an ideal detector for electromagnetic radiation in the THz frequency band ... These detectors were tested at the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope, the South Pole Telescope, the Receiver Lab Telescope, and at APEX and are now used in the HIFI instrument on board the Herschel Space Observatory ...

More definitions of "other":

  • (adj): Recently past.
    Example: "The other evening"
  • (adj): Not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied.
    Example: "Today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction"
  • (adj): Further or added.
    Example: "I have no other shoes"; "there are other possibilities"
    Synonyms: extra, additional
  • (adj): Very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected.
    Example: "A strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail"- Lance Morrow