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distinct
WordNet 2.0
  • 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"
  • recognizable
  • marked
  • "noticed a distinct improvement"
  • "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
  • 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"
  • (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 Euro
  • constituting a separate entity or part
  • "a government with three discrete divisions"
  • "on two distinct occasions"
distinct
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]

    "Wherever thus created -- for no place Is yet distinct by name." -- Milton.

    2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]

    "The which [place] was dight With divers flowers distinct with rare delight." -- Spenser.

    3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.

    "The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct." -- Clarendon.

    4. Not identical; different; individual.

    "To offend, and judge, are distinct offices." -- Shak.

    5. 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.

    "Relation more particular and distinct." -- Milton.

    Syn. -- Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear; plain; conspicuous; obvious.

  • 1. To distinguish. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

 

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