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Yes, they are different sizes although they are typically made of the same material.

Billiard balls (carom billiards) are 61.5mm diameter.

Pool balls (pocket billiards) are 57.15mm diameter.

Snooker balls are 52.5mm diameter, although this can depend on where they are manufactured.

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