Distinct

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  • 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"
  • recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
  • 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"
  • (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 Euro
  • constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Distinct'


  • Distinct: are distinct if they cannot be mapped to each other. [I]t is plain that our distinct species are nothing but distinct complex ideas, with distinct names
  • Distinct population segment: A distinct population segment is the smallest division of a taxonomic species permitted to be protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Species
  • Distinct society: Distinct society (in French: la société distincte) is a political term especially used during constitutional debate in Canada, in the second half of the
  • List of distinct cell types in the adult human body: See also: Cell type There are many different types of cells in the human body. Salivary gland mucous cell (polysaccharide-rich secretion) Salivary gland
  • Least distance of distinct vision: In optometry, the least distance of distinct vision (LDDV) or the reference seeing distance (RSD) is the closest someone with "normal" vision (20/20 vision)

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* When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same. - Alexander Hamilton

* I go walking, and the hills loom above me, range upon range, one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God, He lifts me up where I can see clearly where everything has a distinct contour. - Madam Chaiang Kai-shek

* Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. - Alfred North Whitehead


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