(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
In clouds, iridescence is a byproduct of sunlight being diffracted by water droplets or ice crystals, causing the various wavelengths of light – which we see as colours – to emerge at different angles, as they reach the observer’s eye, the observer perceives a pattern of various colours as those different wavelengths reach his or her eye from distinct directions, rather than being jumbled together and appearing whitish.
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.
A dramatic reduction in the availability of debt finance in the London market means that shipping is increasingly turning to structured finance and private equity, This gives New York a distinct advantage, as it has the largest capital markets in the world and far greater access to private equity than any other global financial centre.
It's a distinct possibility.
They [the study authors] did a good job controlling for ethnic background in specific procedures, but it would be more powerful to include an estimated age in each set of photographs because the way we perceive faces neurocognitively is pretty complicated— there’s a lot of computing that goes on subconsciously, a lot that’s associated and distinct from perceived age.
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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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