(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"
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
Two or more things are distinct if no two of them are the same thing. In mathematics, two things are called distinct if they are not equal. In physics two things are distinct if they cannot be mapped to each other.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-tingkt′, adj. separate: different: well-defined: clear: (Spens., Milt.) adorned.—adj. Distinctive, marking or expressing difference.—adv. Distinct′ively.—n. Distinct′iveness.—adv. Distinct′ly.—ns. Distinct′ness; Distinct′ure, distinctness. [See Distinguish.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'distinct' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3069
Rank popularity for the word 'distinct' in Adjectives Frequency: #423
The numerical value of distinct in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of distinct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Untapping this natural source of new medicines brings a distinct hope of accelerating the development of a new class of painkillers.
The Morris Award committee wants a distinct voice that takes readers to new places, they have exemplary voice, as well as strong world-building and character development.
I go walking, and the hills loom above me, range upon range, one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God, He lifts me up where I can see clearly where everything has a distinct contour.
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.
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Translations for distinct
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- башҡа, төрлөBashkir
- особен, отчетлив, ясен, различен, отделенBulgarian
- distintCatalan, Valencian
- eristatav, erisugune, erinevEstonian
- bestelako, desberdin, garbiBasque
- kuuluva, erilainen, erottuva, selkeäFinnish
- distinct, intelligible, reconnaissableFrench
- diversa, diverso, chiaro, distinta, distinto, chiaraItalian
- 無二, 異なる, 明白Japanese
- جلا, بېلPashto, Pushto
- особый, отличный, ясный, отчётливый, различный, отдельный, чёткий, разборчивый, особенныйRussian
- distinkt, tydligSwedish
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