[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. [1]. Separate, different, not the same.[2]. 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.

Editor: Segre


Editor: Segre


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