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distinct   WordNet 2.0

- 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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- recognizable

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

 
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- 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"

 
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- (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

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

 
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Distinct   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]

"Wherever thus created -- for no place Is yet distinct by name." -- Milton.

2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]

"The which [place] was dight With divers flowers distinct with rare delight." -- Spenser.

3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.

"The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct." -- Clarendon.

4. Not identical; different; individual.

"To offend, and judge, are distinct offices." -- Shak.

5. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well- defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.

"Relation more particular and distinct." -- Milton.

Syn. -- Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear; plain; conspicuous; obvious.

 
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1. To distinguish. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

 
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