English adjective: distinct
|1.||distinct (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality|
|Samples||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.
|2.||distinct easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined|
|Samples||A distinct flavor.|
A distinct odor of turpentine.
A distinct outline.
The ship appeared as a distinct silhouette.
|Similar||chiseled, clean-cut, clear, clear-cut, crisp, crystalline, defined, knifelike, outlined, razor-sharp, sharp, well-defined|
|See also||clear, definite, precise|
|3.||distinct constituting a separate entity or part|
|Samples||A government with three discrete divisions.|
On two distinct occasions.
|4.||distinct recognizable; marked|
|Samples||Noticed a distinct improvement.|
At a distinct (or decided) disadvantage.
|5.||distinct clearly or sharply defined to the mind|
|Samples||Clear-cut evidence of tampering.|
Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest.
Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong.