Definition of DISTINCT

Adjective : DISTINCT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 quite distinct from those of their employees" ;

  • 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. (

    ) constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions" ;

  • 4. (

    ) recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;


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