Distinct definition

dĭ-stĭngkt
Not alike; different.
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Not the same; separate; individual.
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The definition of distinct is separate from or different from.

An example of distinct is an identity separate from that of your twin.

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Clearly defined; unquestionable.

At a distinct disadvantage.

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Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").

Horses are distinct from zebras.

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Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
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Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.

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Easily perceived by the senses.

A distinct flavor.

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Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete.

On two distinct occasions.

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Capable of being perceived very clearly.

Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.

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Clearly perceived or marked off; clear; plain.

A distinct image.

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Well-defined; unmistakable; definite.

A distinct success.

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(old poet.) Decorated or variegated.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
distinct
Comparative:
distincter
Superlative:
distinctest

Origin of distinct

  • Middle English past participle of distincten to distinguish, discern from Old French destincter from Latin distīnctus past participle of distinguere to distinguish distinguish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin distinctus, past participle of distinguere (“to distinguish”); see distinguish.

    From Wiktionary