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Meaning of DISTINCT

Pronunciation:  di'stingkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  (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"
  5. [adj]  constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"

DISTINCT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: chiseled, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, crisp, crystalline, decided, defined, definite, different, discrete, distinguishable, knifelike, outlined, razor-sharp, separate, sharp, trenchant, well-defined
 Antonyms: indistinct
 See Also: precise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*tinct"\, a. [L. distinctus, p. p. of distinguere:
    cf. F. distinct. See {Distinguish}.]
    1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by
       a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]
             Wherever thus created -- for no place Is yet
             distinct by name.                     --Milton.
    2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]
             The which [place] was dight With divers flowers
             distinct with rare delight.           --Spenser.
    3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or
       otherwise; -- with from.
             The intention was that the two armies which marched
             out together should afterward be distinct.
    4. Not identical; different; individual.
             To offend, and judge, are distinct offices. --Shak.
    5. 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.
             Relation more particular and distinct. --Milton.
    Syn: Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear;
         plain; conspicuous; obvious.
  2. \Dis*tinct"\, v. t.
    To distinguish. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.
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