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Adjective: distinct  di'stingkt
  1. (often followed by 'from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    "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"; "plants of several distinct types";
    - distinguishable
     
  2. Easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    "a distinct flavour"; "a distinct odour of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
     
  3. Constituting a separate entity or part
    "on two distinct occasions";
    - discrete
     
  4. Recognizable; marked
    "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct disadvantage";
    - decided
     
  5. Clearly or sharply defined to the mind
    "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest";
    - clear-cut, trenchant

See also: chiseled [US], chiselled, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, crisp, crystalline, defined, definite, different, knifelike, outlined, precise, razor-sharp, separate, sharp, well-defined

Antonym: indistinct

Encyclopedia: Distinct