(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, 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"
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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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
In a historical sense, the old idea that the solar wind will just be gradually whittled away as you go further into interstellar space is simply not true, we show with Voyager 2 -- and previously with Voyager 1 -- that there's a distinct boundary out there. It's just astonishing how fluids, including plasmas, form boundaries.
He had an interesting anchor tattoo on his face and he had a very distinct look about him for a hitchhiker, he gave me 20 to 30 minutes but I never got his story.
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.
Right now, we don’t have plans to stop carrying the brand. all brands evolve over time, and the Donald Trump brand is no different. The good news for Ivanka is that Donald Trump is such a singular, distinct presence. Donald Trump’s almost a standalone product. With a few well-times, well-positioned interviews after Election Day, Ivanka can certainly reestablish her brand identity.
Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different IMHO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!
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- төрлө, башҡаBashkir
- отделен, особен, различен, отчетлив, ясенBulgarian
- distintCatalan, Valencian
- eristatav, erisugune, erinevEstonian
- garbi, bestelako, desberdinBasque
- erilainen, kuuluva, erottuva, selkeäFinnish
- distinct, intelligible, reconnaissableFrench
- distinta, distinto, chiara, chiaro, diversa, diversoItalian
- 異なる, 明白, 無二Japanese
- جلا, بېلPashto, Pushto
- разборчивый, чёткий, отдельный, различный, отчётливый, ясный, особенный, отличный, особыйRussian
- tydlig, distinktSwedish
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