[dɪ'stɪŋ(k)t] or [dɪ'stɪŋkt]
(adj.) recognizable; marked; 'noticed a distinct improvement'; 'at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) (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' .
Checker: Patty--From WordNet
(a.) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
(a.) Marked; variegated.
(a.) Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.
(a.) Not identical; different; individual.
(a.) So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
(v. t.) To distinguish.
Inputed by Bobbie
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Separate, different, not the same.. Definite, defined, clear, plain, unmistakable, unconfused, not obscure, not dim, well defined.
Inputed by Celia
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Separate, independent, unconnected, detached, disjoined, unlike, definite,obvious, different, dissimilar, clear, conspicuous, plain, perspicuous
ANT:United, consolidated, conjoined, one, obscure, dim, confused, indistinct
Edited by Francine
adj. separate: different: well-defined: clear: (Spens. Milt.) adorned.—adj. Distinctive marking or expressing difference.—adv. Distinct′ively.—n. Distinct′iveness.—adv. Distinct′ly.—ns. Distinct′ness; Distinct′ure distinctness.
- While there are several distinct parts of this device, each having its individual function, they may be considered as a whole under the general term of the escapement. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- She was little changed; something sterner, something more robust--but she was my godmother: still the distinct vision of Mrs. Bretton. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- To Gerald, the smallish, odd figure of the German was distinct and objective, as if seen through field glasses. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- The interests are not more distinct in the one case than the other. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- There are two distinct states of carbonization in illuminating gas. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- One of the first standing armies, of which we have any distinct account in any well authenticated history, is that of Philip of Macedon. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- It is not until the last thousand years B.C. that we begin to find mounted soldiers, as distinct from charioteers, playing a part in warfare. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Ordinarily but a few moments, if the impressions are distinct. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- The other man took the receiver, and a moment later his ear caught the sound of three little clicks, faint, but distinct and unmistakable, the three dots of the letter S in the Morse Code. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- I mean, I replied, that there appear to be as many forms of the soul as there are distinct forms of the State. Plato. The Republic.
- Philosophers begin to be reconciled to the principle, that we have no idea of external substance, distinct from the ideas of particular qualities. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- In this case there is a feeling distinct and separate from the conception. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Save for the extreme beauty and mystic attractiveness of this distinct, strange face, she would have sent him away. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- These things and deeds are diametrically opposed: they are as distinct as is vice from virtue. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- So that here we have perfect, or even more than commonly perfect fertility, in a first cross between two distinct species. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- They all appear to be adhesive, and there is a distinct odour of lime-cream. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Yet again--a distinct voice passed between Heaven and Earth. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- The impression of his right foot was always less distinct than his left. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The elder De Candolle has made nearly similar observations on the general nature of the affinities of distinct families of plants. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- When seen in a proper light, the impression appeared very distinct. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- Her father's feelings were quite distinct. Jane Austen. Emma.
- These remarks of Schiodte's it should be understood, apply not to the same, but to distinct species. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- By thus manipulating the various solvents you will be enabled probably to separate the crude asphalt into several distinct hydrocarbons. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Here we made laws for ourselves, dividing our day, and fixing distinct occupations for each hour. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- These instances are in themselves totally distinct from each other, and have no union but in the mind, which observes them, and collects their ideas. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- There is a distinct element of danger. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Moreover, in the case of animals which wander much about and cross freely, their varieties seem to be generally confined to distinct regions. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- The accompanying diagram and explanation may serve to remove the difficulty of understanding why the two circuits are maintained quite distinct. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- When we bear in mind that Britain has now not one peculiar mammal, and France but few distinct from those of Germany, and so with Hungary, Spain, etc. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- It will presently be seen that the question was not before me in a distinct shape until it was put before me by a wiser head than my own. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.