Definition of "distinct" []

  • Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete: on two distinct occasions. (adjective)
  • Easily perceived by the senses or intellect; clear: a distinct flavor. (adjective)
  • Clearly defined; unquestionable: at a distinct disadvantage. (adjective)
  • Very likely; probable: There is a distinct possibility that she won't come. (adjective)
  • Notable: a distinct honor and high privilege. (adjective)
  • Easily sensed or understood; clear; precise (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Not the same (as); separate (from); distinguished (from) (adjective)
  • Not alike; different (adjective)
  • Sharp; clear (adjective)
  • Recognizable; definite (adjective)
  • Explicit; unequivocal (adjective)
  • (of a pair of entities) not identical (adjective)
  • (of parts of a plant) not joined together; separate (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "distinct" in a sentence
  • "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employs the same concept for Pacific trout and for bull trout but uses the term distinct population segment DPS instead of ESU."
  • "What Greenwald is pointing out is that "Christianist" is a term distinct from "Christian terrorist.""
  • "Use in the Title Page (and on the covers, if any) a title distinct from that of the Document, and from those of previous versions"