Associations to the word «Distinct»


DISTINCT, adjective. Capable of being perceived very clearly.
DISTINCT, adjective. Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
DISTINCT, adjective. Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
DISTINCT, adjective. Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
DISTINCT, adjective. (obsolete) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
DISTINCT, adjective. (obsolete) Marked; variegated.

Dictionary definition

DISTINCT, adjective. (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".
DISTINCT, 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".
DISTINCT, adjective. Constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions".
DISTINCT, adjective. Recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage".
DISTINCT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes