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dɪˈstɪŋktdis·tinct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinct, distinguishable(adj)

    (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"

  2. distinct(adj)

    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"

  3. discrete, distinct(adj)

    constituting a separate entity or part

    "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"

  4. distinct, decided(adj)

    recognizable; marked

    "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. distinct(Adjective)

    Very clear.

    Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.

  2. distinct(Adjective)

    Different from one another.

    The letters in the word "clear" are distinct, while the letters in the word "distinct" are not.

  3. distinct(Adjective)

    Noticeably different.

    Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinct(adj)

    distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified

  2. Distinct(adj)

    marked; variegated

  3. Distinct(adj)

    separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from

  4. Distinct(adj)

    not identical; different; individual

  5. Distinct(adj)

    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

  6. Distinct(verb)

    to distinguish

Freebase

  1. Distinct

    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

  1. Distinct

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinct' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3069

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinct' in Adjectives Frequency: #423

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinct in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of distinct in a Sentence

  1. Melania Trump:

    The statement comes after Melania Trump campaign officials repeatedly denied plagiarism charges a day earlier, and downplayed the controversy over the strikingly similar passages. The similarities were noticed shortly after Melania's otherwise well-received speech, and the controversy dogged the Melania Trump campaign for much of the convention's second day. Even ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged his replacement, Paul Manafort, to find out who was responsible. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Coverage In Melania Trump statement, though, McIver -- who also co-authored Melania Trump : How to Get Rich with Melania Trump -- said Melania Trump offered Melania Trump resignation to Melania Trump and his family, but they rejected it. Melania Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences, Melania Trump said. I apologize for the confusion and hysteria my mistake has caused. Even as the campaign put out the statement, Melania Trump complained on Twitter about how much attention the issue was getting from the media. The remarks came toward the beginning of Melania Trump's speech, which was otherwise distinct from the address that Michelle Obama gave when Michelle Obama husband, then-Sen. Michelle Obama, was being nominated for president. From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily life.

  2. David Warren:

    We had an extremely exciting find, we found an old briolette-cut diamond, which is 25 carats. It has a distinct pink color. Pink diamonds are exceedingly rare.

  3. Jeremy Tillman:

    At first blush, individuals may find it reassuring that their data is being collected and processed by faceless corporations rather than their neighbor next door, however, there are two caveats to this logic, he added. First, while your neighbor may not be personally collecting your data, he may very well be the data analyst working at the company that does. In other words, there are distinct individuals within each company whose entire job is to analyze, evaluate, and interact with user data. Ten or more trackers that collect personal data were found on 21.3 percent of the sites covered by the study. CUNNING MALWARE SPREADS, GOES AFTER YOUR BANK ACCOUNT Google Analytics and Facebook Connect are some of the most prominent trackers, according to Ghostery. Google Analytics is in the top ten of the most widely used trackers based on the various services the Internet giant uses, including Google Analytics and Google Analytics Adsense. Facebook Connect is next with three. Google Analytics was found on almost half of all loaded pages at 46.4 percent, while Facebook Connect was on more than a fifth, coming in at 21.9 percent. Other companies that showed include comScore and Twitter. And Google Analytics’s not easy keeping tabs on these trackers since many are n’t installed by the website owner, according to Jeremy Tillman.

  4. Julie Kaae Klint:

    Untapping this natural source of new medicines brings a distinct hope of accelerating the development of a new class of painkillers.

  5. David Cannington:

    We saw weakness in more U.S. durable goods, but one can track that directly to softness in manufacturing and oil, which is distinct from the strength across the service sector, nonetheless, it strengthens the hand of those pointing to the Fed doing less, and questions the case of the USD bulls.

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