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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)

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.

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"