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Recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type,
  1. Recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type
    • - the patterns of spoken language are distinct from those of writing
    • - there are two distinct types of sickle cell disease
  2. Physically separate
    • - the gallery is divided into five distinct spaces
  3. Readily distinguishable by the senses
    • - a distinct smell of nicotine
  4. (used for emphasis) So clearly apparent as to be unmistakable; definite
    • - he got the distinct impression that Melissa wasn't pleased

  1. (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 ...
  2. 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"
  3. discrete: constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
  4. clear-cut: 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"
  5. (distinctive) of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"
  6. (distinctive) classifiable: capable of being classified
  7. (distinctness) the quality of being sharp and clear
  8. Two or more things are distinct if no two of them are the same thing. In mathematics, two things are called distinct if they are not equal.
  9. Very clear; Different from one another; Noticeably different
  10. (Distinctive) Wine that has unique characteristics when compared to other wines
  11. (Distinctive) Elegant, refined character that sets the wine apart on its own.
  12. (DISTINCTIVE) A different shape and color than the others
  13. (Distinctive) A unique and unmistakable impression of style.
  14. (distinctive) also contrastive. An element which makes a distinction between units. In phonology, a process or a pair of sounds, the alternation of which changes the meaning of a word. See also phoneme, minimal pair. ...
  15. (Distinctness (relating to plant breeders’ rights)) a plant variety can be classified as distinct as long as it is clearly distinguishable by reference to the expression of the characteristics that results from a particular genotype or combination of genotypes, from any other variety whose ...
  16. Clearly separate and different from something else, and therefore easily recognisable.
  17. adj.  easily heard, seen, felt or understood; definite
  18. Separate - not connate or otherwise united or fused - easily distinguishable, evident or obvious
  19. Capable of being readily perceived (by sight, smell, touch or taste) through a sharp clear unmistaken impression, not blurred, obscured or indefinite.
  20. vs distinctive: distinct means ‘separate, different, not identical'; distinctive means ‘distinguishing, characteristic'