distinct Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite (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
adjective 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
adjective satellite constituting a separate entity or part
- a government with three discrete divisions
- on two distinct occasions
adjective satellite recognizable; marked
- noticed a distinct improvement
- at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
adjective satellite 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
, p. p. of distinguere
: cf. F. distinct
. See Distinguish
- 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.
- Marked; variegated. Obs.
The which [place] was dight
With divers flowers distinct with rare delight.
- 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.
- Not identical; different; individual.
To offend, and judge, are distinct offices.
- 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.
Syn. -- Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear; plain; conspicuous; obvious.
Dis*tinct" transitive verb
- To distinguish. Obs.
Rom. of R.
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