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distinct - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'distinct' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Distinct [ a.]
- Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
- Marked; variegated.
- 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.
2 . Distinct [ v. t.]
- To distinguish.

Meaning of 'distinct' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . distinct [ a]
Meaning (1):
- easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
Example in sentence:
  • a distinct flavor;
  • a distinct odor of turpentine;
  • a distinct outline;
  • distinct fingerprints;
  • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
2 . distinct [ s]
Meaning (2):
- constituting a separate entity or part
Example in sentence:
  • a government with three discrete divisions;
  • on two distinct occasions
Meaning (3):
- (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
Example in sentence:
  • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech;
  • gold is distinct from iron;
  • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees;
  • plants of several distinct types;
  • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
Meaning (4):
- recognizable; marked
Example in sentence:
  • at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage;
  • noticed a distinct improvement
Meaning (5):
- clearly or sharply defined to the mind
Example in sentence:
  • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest;
  • clear-cut evidence of tampering;
  • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong