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  Definition 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. 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"
  4. (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
  5. constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
Similar Words: clear-cut, trenchant, decided, distinguishable, discrete

 

See Also: clear, definite, precise

 

 
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