(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"
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"
constituting a separate entity or part
"a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
"noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
clear-cut, distinct, trenchant(adj)
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"
Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
Different from one another.
The letters in the word clear are distinct, while the letters in the word distinct are not.
Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Clear (Latin clarus, bright, brilliant) primarily refers to that which shines, and impresses the mind through the eye with a sense of luster or splendor. A substance is said to be clear that offers no impediment to vision — is not dim, dark, or obscure. Transparent refers to the medium through which a substance is seen, clear to the substance itself, without reference to anything to be seen through it; we speak of a stream as clear when we think of the water itself; we speak of it as transparent with reference to the ease with which we see the pebbles at the bottom. Clear is also said of that which comes to the senses without dimness, dulness, obstruction, or obscurity, so that there is no uncertainty as to its exact form, character, or meaning, with something of the brightness or brilliancy implied in the primary meaning of the word clear; as, the outlines of the ship were clear against the sky; a clear view; a clear note; "clear as a bell;" a clear, frosty air; a clear sky; a clear statement; hence, the word is used for that which is free from any kind of obstruction; as, a clear field. Lucid and pellucid refer to a shining clearness, as of crystal. A transparent body allows the forms and colors of objects beyond to be seen through it; a translucent body allows light to pass through, but may not permit forms and colors to be distinguished; plate glass is transparent, ground glass is translucent. Limpid refers to a liquid clearness, or that which suggests it; as, limpid streams. That which is distinct is well defined, especially in outline, each part or object standing or seeming apart from any other, not confused, indefinite, or blurred; distinct enunciation enables the hearer to catch every word or vocal sound without perplexity or confusion; a distinct statement is free from indefiniteness or ambiguity; a distinct apprehension of a thought leaves the mind in no doubt or uncertainty regarding it. That is plain, in the sense here considered, which is, as it were, level to the thought, so that one goes straight on without difficulty or hindrance; as, plain language; a plain statement; a clear explanation. Perspicuous is often equivalent to plain, but plain never wholly loses the meaning of unadorned, so that we can say the style is perspicuous tho highly ornate, when we could not call it at once ornate and plain. Compare EVIDENT.
apparent, clear, diaphanous, evident, explicit, intelligible, limpid, lucid, manifest, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, translucent, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
Clear to the mind; clear in argument; clear of or from annoyances.
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How to use distinct in a sentence?
Dreams are like rainbows , each color has a distinct stop...
Most CTE sufferers have been found at autopsy to have tau, but also about 40 % have had amyloid as well. So they are showing both degeneration markers in the brain, most importantly, it's a distinct pattern that we haven't seen in any other condition -- not in Alzheimer's, not in other forms of dementia, and certainly not in normal controls. So it's not just what we're binding to, it's that this pattern appears to be distinct and it appears to be the areas that have been damaged in autopsy studies of sufferers with CTE.
We saw weakness in more U.S. durable goods, but one can track that directly to softness in manufacturing and oil, which is distinct from the strength across the service sector, nonetheless, it strengthens the hand of those pointing to the Fed doing less, and questions the case of the USD bulls.
Infrastructure as an asset class has emerged from within alternative assets into its own distinct class, private investors in this asset class are likely going to play a crucial role in the coming decades as existing infrastructure across the globe requires updating and new infrastructure is created.
Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.
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- башҡа, төрлөBashkir
- особен, отчетлив, ясен, различен, отделенBulgarian
- distintCatalan, Valencian
- eristatav, erisugune, erinevEstonian
- bestelako, desberdin, garbiBasque
- kuuluva, erilainen, erottuva, selkeäFinnish
- distinct, intelligible, reconnaissableFrench
- diversa, diverso, chiaro, distinta, distinto, chiaraItalian
- 無二, 異なる, 明白Japanese
- جلا, بېلPashto, Pushto
- особый, отличный, ясный, отчётливый, различный, отдельный, чёткий, разборчивый, особенныйRussian
- distinkt, tydligSwedish
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