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Definitions of distinct

  1. clearly or sharply defined to the mind; " clear- cut evidence of tampering"; " Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct... intentions of conquest"; " trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
  2. recognizable; marked; " noticed a distinct improvement"; " at a distinct ( or decided) disadvantage"
  3. constituting a separate entity or part; " a government with three discrete divisions"; " on two distinct occasions"
  4. easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; " a distinct flavor"; " a distinct odor of turpentine"; " a distinct outline"; " the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; " distinct fingerprints"
  5. ( often followed by ` from') not alike; different in nature or quality; " plants of several distinct types"; " the word ` nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"; " gold is distinct from iron"; " a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"; " management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
  6. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
  7. Marked; variegated.
  8. Not identical; different; individual.
  9. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well- defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
  10. To distinguish.
  11. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; - with from.
  12. Separate; different; clear; plain.
  13. Distinetly.
  14. Separate: different: well- defined: clear.
  15. DISTINCTLY.
  16. Clear; plain; disjoined; separate.
  17. Definitely separated; separate; clearly defined; variegated. See Distinguish.
  18. Not the same in number or kind; separate; clear; different; plain; obvious; not confused.
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Usage examples for distinct

  1. It left a very distinct mark on Russia. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The signal was made by two distinct rings. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  3. That there is here a distinct loss cannot, I think, be denied. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  4. " Mr. Jessop," John said, in a loud, distinct voice, that all might hear him, " I have the pleasure to open an account with you. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  5. On the contrary, this passage was always considered to be the most distinct and glorious of all the Messianic prophecies. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  6. By the more general rule the land must be connected in a single piece, though in some states the pieces may be distinct. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  7. I carry to this day a distinct recollection of her appearance in the garden on that day. – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  8. Now the green hat she had winter before last was- Don't you think those mountains are dreadfully bright and distinct? – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  9. There was something not ice within it, which grew more and more distinct as I gazed, until at last I plainly distinguished the form of my grandmother lying as then when my aunt made me touch her face. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  10. Every stone stood out that clear and distinct I could have counted 'em. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  11. He is rather a distinct species of undergraduate. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  12. They may and usually do have distinct fields of employment, each doing the thing for which he is, or supposed to be, best prepared. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  13. This thing of his was a distinct success. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  14. Mr. Lanley, though a small man and now over sixty, had a distinct presence. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  15. This is a distinct advance. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  16. Presently he spoke- his voice was faint yet distinct. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  17. I did not see him again, and I am not sure now that his gift was very distinct or very great. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  18. There was a distinct change in the temper of the crew. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
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