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Definitions for distinct
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.

ChatGPT

  1. distinct

    Distinct refers to something that is clearly different, separate, unique or individual from something else. It implies recognizability, or being distinguished from others through noticeable or specific features, qualities, or characteristics.

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

Wikidata

  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. Scott Pinsker:

    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.

  2. Allen West:

    It has been my distinct honor to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I pray Godspeed for this governing body.

  3. 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.

  4. John Dowd:

    I do not intend to address every inaccurate statement attributed to me -- but I do want to make this clear : there was no so-called' practice session' or're - enactment' of a mock interview at the Special Counsel's office, further, I did not refer to the President as a' liar' and did not say that he was likely to end up in an' orange jump suit'. It was a great honor and distinct privilege to serve President Trump.

  5. Harry Theochari:

    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.

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