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dɪˈstɪŋktdis·tinct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinct, distinguishableadjective

    (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. distinctadjective

    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, distinctadjective

    constituting a separate entity or part

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

  4. distinct, decidedadjective

    recognizable; marked

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

  5. clear-cut, distinct, trenchantadjective

    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. distinctadjective

    Very clear.

    Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.

  2. distinctadjective

    Different from one another.

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

  3. distinctadjective

    Noticeably different.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DISTINCTadjective

    Etymology: distinctus, Latin.

    Bellarmin saith, it is idolatry to give the same worship to an image which is due to God: Vasquez saith, it is idolatry to give distinct worship: therefore, if a man would avoid idolatry, he must give none at all. Edward Stillingfleet.

    Fatherhood and property are distinct titles, and began presently, upon Adam’s death, to be in distinct persons. John Locke.

    The intention was, that the two armies, which marched out together, should afterwards be distinct. Edward Hyde.

    Men have immortal spirits, capable of a pleasure and happiness distinct from that of our bodies. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    Heav’n is high,
    High and remote, to see from thence distinct
    Each thing on earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.

    Tempestuous fell
    His arrows from the four-fold-visag’d sour,
    Distinct with eyes; and from the living wheels
    Distinct alike with multitude of eyes. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    Dominion hold
    Over all living things that move on th’ earth,
    Wherever thus created; for no place
    Is yet distinct by name. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinctadjective

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

  2. Distinctadjective

    marked; variegated

  3. Distinctadjective

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

  4. Distinctadjective

    not identical; different; individual

  5. Distinctadjective

    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. Distinctverb

    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. Paul Valéry:

    Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.

  2. Soumya Swaminathan:

    There are two distinct trials with their own protocols, their own oversight committees. Therefore we will continue for now, our committee will consider the data that becomes available...look at the data within our trial but also consider evidence that is coming out of other randomised trials, and we will continue to update you on the progress of the Solidarity Trial.

  3. Wolfango Piccoli:

    It's a distinct possibility that there are further episodes of these 'revenge politics' ahead.

  4. 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.

  5. Jake Sullivan:

    The way they have built up their forces, the way they have maneuvered things in place, makes it a distinct possibility that there will be major military action very soon.

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