Definitions for distinctdɪˈstɪŋkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
distinguished as not being the same; separate.
different in nature or quality; dissimilar (sometimes fol. by from):
Gold is distinct from iron.
clear to the senses or intellect; plain; unmistakable:
a distinct shape.
a distinct honor.
Archaic. distinctively decorated.
* Syn: See various.
Origin of distinct:
1350–1400; < L distinctus, ptp. of disting(u)ere to divide off, pick out, distinguish (di-di -2+*sting(u)ere presumably, to prick, mark by pricking.
(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"
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"
constituting a separate entity or part
"a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
"noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
clear-cut, distinct, trenchant(adj)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
separate or well-defined
two distinct views on this issue; Is jealousy distinct from hatred?
clear or easy to notice
I could hear the distinct sound of horses hooves.; images that were not distinct
definite or very likely
Failure of the bank is a distinct possibility.
Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
Different from one another.
The letters in the word "clear" are distinct, while the letters in the word "distinct" are not.
Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.
distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified
separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from
not identical; different; individual
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
Translations for distinct
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
easily seen, heard or noticed
There are distinct differences between the two; Her voice is very distinct.
- ظاهِر، جَلي، مُتَمَيِّزArabic
- distintoPortuguese (BR)
- jasný, zřetelnýCzech
- tydelig; klarDanish
- σαφής, ευδιάκριτος, ευκρινήςGreek
- claro, marcado, inconfundibleSpanish
- مشخص؛ واضحFarsi
- נִיכָּר, בָּרוּרHebrew
- भिन्न, पृथकHindi
- jasan, upečatljivCroatian
- greinilegur; augljósIcelandic
- chiaro; distintoItalian
- aiškus, ryškusLithuanian
- skaidrs; noteiktsLatvian
- klar, tydelig, skarp, uttalt, distinktNorwegian
- مشخص؛ واضحPersian
- منفرد، څرګند، ښكاره: او څاريا ممتاز، روڼ، ساده، واضعPashto
- clar, desluşitRomanian
- tydlig, klar, distinktSwedish
- 清晰的，明顯的Chinese (Trad.)
- виразний; чіткийUkrainian
- قابل شناختUrdu
- dễ nhận thấyVietnamese
- 独特的，明显的Chinese (Simp.)
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