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Distinct Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    distinct adj
  1. 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" [ant: indistinct]
  2. (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 European beech"; "management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees" [syn: distinguishable]
  3. constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions" [syn: discrete]
  4. recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage" [syn: decided]
  5. 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" [syn: clear-cut, trenchant]
Distinct Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Distinct \Dis*tinct"\, v. t. To distinguish. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.
Distinct Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Distinct \Dis*tinct"\, a. [L. distinctus, p. p. of distinguere: cf. F. distinct. See Distinguish.]
  1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.] Wherever thus created -- for no place Is yet distinct by name. --Milton.
  2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.] The which [place] was dight With divers flowers distinct with rare delight. --Spenser.
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  • Distinct: 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 ...
  • Distinct society: Distinct society (in French la société distincte) is a political expression especially used during constitutional debate in Canada , in ...
  • Distinct Nature: Distinct Nature was a Canadian boy band . They achieved seldom fame during the late 1990s and early 2000s primarily in Canada. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Erdős distinct distances problem: In discrete geometry , the Erdős distinct distances problem states that between n points on the plane there are at least n 1 − o(1) distinct ...

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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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