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Dictionary definition for: Distinct

1. (a) 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"

2. (s) (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 Euro

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

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

5. (s) 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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