(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.]
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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
Examples of distinct in a Sentence
It's a distinct possibility.
What everyone agrees on is there will be a distinct Labour 'Yes' campaign.
The kimono is regarded around the world as a distinct part of our culture.
We know the volcano is capable of doing this, we know it is a distinct possibility.
There is a distinct link between fake news and laws being proposed undermining privacy.
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Translations for distinct
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- 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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