Definition of Distinct

1. Adjective. (often followed by 'from') not alike; different in nature or quality. "Management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"

Exact synonyms: Distinguishable
Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Distinctness



2. Adjective. Easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined. "Distinct fingerprints"

3. Adjective. Constituting a separate entity or part. "On two distinct occasions"
Exact synonyms: Discrete
Similar to: Separate
Derivative terms: Discreteness, Distinctness

4. Adjective. Recognizable; marked. "At a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
Exact synonyms: Decided
Similar to: Definite
Derivative terms: Distinctness

5. Adjective. Clearly or sharply defined to the mind. "Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
Exact synonyms: Clear-cut, Trenchant
Similar to: Clear
Derivative terms: Clearcutness, Distinctness, Trenchancy

Definition of Distinct

1. a. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.

2. v. t. To distinguish.

Definition of Distinct

1. Adjective. Very clear. ¹

2. Adjective. Different from one another. ¹

3. Adjective. Noticeably different. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distinct

1. clearly different [adj -TINCTER, -TINCTEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Distinct

distillations
distillatories
distillatory
distilled
distilled water
distiller
distilleries
distillers
distillers' dried grains
distillery
distilling
distillment
distillments
distills
distils
distinct (current term)
distincter
distinctest
distinction
distinction without a difference
distinctions
distinctions without a difference
distinctive
distinctive feature
distinctively
distinctiveness
distinctly
distinctness
distinctnesses
distincture

Literary usage of Distinct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"Ideas, and distinct, others obscure and confused. Clear and ciT'lained by sight, CHAPTER XXIX. OF CLEAR AND OBSCURE, distinct AND CONFUSED IDEAS. i. ..."

2. Unitarian Principles Confirmed by Trinitarian Testimonies: Being Selections by Octavius Brooks Frothingham, John Wilson (1880)
"The theory of personality which represents three intelligent beings, distinct in such a fall sense that each has his own individual consciousness, will, ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Nervous processes of three distinct types. The range of nervous processes possible in the simple structures of a hydra is extremely limited; for this very ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"... and the commission of such an offence, are two distinct laws: ing punish- not parts (as they seem to have been generally accounted distinct* ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"He conceived that there existed аз many as four distinct venereal poisons, each characterised by ... as well as by an appropriate and distinct primary sore. ..."

6. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1881)
"... it may distinct from be said, if their acts are just and temperate, they production, themselves are already just and temperate, as they are grammarians ..."

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