distinct meaning

EN[dɪˈstɪŋ(k)t] [dɪsˈtɪŋkt] [dɪsˈtʰɪŋkt] [-ɪŋkt]
  • Two or more things are distinct if no two of them are the same thing. In mathematics, two things are called distinct if they are not equal. In physics two things are distinct if they cannot be mapped to each other.
FR distinct

    Definition of distinct in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore distinctSUPmost distinctPREdis-
    1. Capable of being perceived very clearly.
      1. The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
    2. Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
      1. “Yes, there are two distinct sets of footprints, both wearing rubber shoes—one I think ordinary plimsolls, the other goloshes,” replied the sergeant.
    3. Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
      1. Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent. ‎
    4. Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
      1. OBS Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
        1. OBS Marked; variegated.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Interestingly, we found that these time-resolved metabotypes were discriminated into five distinct clusters.
            • Cranial skeletogenic mesenchyme is derived from two distinct embryonic sources, cephalic paraxial mesoderm and cranial neural crest.
            • I had the distinct worry that happiness would pass me by.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
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          1. fr distinct
          2. en distinction
          3. fr distinction
          4. en distinctly
          5. en distinctive
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          Meaning of distinct for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "distinct" is an adjective.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 8
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