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rather than  

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Fplutôt que
  • Conjonction
    1. And not.
      1. Used to indicate that the following alternative is less preferred.
        1. According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
    2. Préposition
      1. instead of; in preference to.
        1. I'd like a dog rather than a cat.
    3. Plus d'exemples
      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
        • Now, the vast majority of us identify with the second group, the one that believes in trusting the wisdom of the people rather than taking power away from them and concentrating it in the other hands.
        • Aeolism, or the emphasis on the form or sound of words per se rather than on their meaning or sense, presently flourishes under many dignified guises.
        • There are feeble-mindednesses rather than a single condition of feeble-mindedness from this point of view.
      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
        • Rather than such Hellenic greatness of soul, Proverbs emphasized humbleheartedness.

    Meaning of rather than for the defined word.

    Grammaticalement, ce idiome "rather than" est un conjonction. C'est aussi un préposition.
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        • Prépositions
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