The definition of distinct is separate from or different from.
An example of distinct is an identity separate from that of your twin.
- not alike; different
- not the same; separate; individual
- clearly perceived or marked off; clear; plain: a distinct image
- well-defined; unmistakable; definite: a distinct success
- Old Poet. decorated or variegated
Origin of distinctMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin distinctus, past participle of distinguere: see distinguish
- Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete: on two distinct occasions.
- Easily perceived by the senses: a distinct flavor.
- Clearly defined; unquestionable: at a distinct disadvantage.
Origin of distinctMiddle English, past participle of distincten, to distinguish, discern, from Old French destincter, from Latin dist&imacron;nctus, past participle of distinguere, to distinguish; see distinguish.
(comparative more distinct, superlative most distinct)
- Capable of being perceived very clearly.
- Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
- Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
- Horses are distinct from zebras.
- Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
- Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.
- Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.