Distinct meaning

dĭ-stĭngkt'
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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Not the same; separate; individual.
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Clearly defined; unquestionable.

At a distinct disadvantage.

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Not alike; different.
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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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Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").

Horses are distinct from zebras.

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Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.

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Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
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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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Decorated or variegated.
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Capable of being perceived very clearly.

Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.

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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