Pronunciation: (&thslash;an, &thslash;en; unstressed &thslash;un, un),[key] —conj. 1. (used, as after comparative adjectives and adverbs, to introduce the second member of an unequal comparison): She's taller than I am. 2. (used after some adverbs and adjectives expressing choice or diversity, such as other, otherwise, else, anywhere, or different, to introduce an alternative or denote a difference in kind, place, style, identity, etc.): I had no choice other than that. You won't find such freedom anywhere else than in this country. 3. (used to introduce the rejected choice in expressions of preference): I'd rather walk than drive there. 4. except; other than: We had no choice than to return home. 5. when: We had barely arrived than we had to leave again.
—prep. in relation to; by comparison with (usually fol. by a pronoun in the objective case): He is a person than whom I can imagine no one more courteous.