Simple Definition of distinct
: different in a way that you can see, hear, smell, feel, etc. : noticeably different
: easy to see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
: strong and definite
Full Definition of distinct
2 : presenting a clear unmistakable impression <a neat distinct handwriting>
3 archaic : notably decorated
4 a : notable <a distinct contribution to scholarship> b : readily and unmistakably apprehended <a distinct possibility of snow> <a distinct British accent>
Examples of distinct
There are three distinct categories.
Each herb has its own distinct flavor.
The phrase has three distinct meanings.
There was the distinct smell of something burning.
The outline became less and less distinct as the light faded.
We had the distinct impression that they were lying.
Origin of distinct
Middle English, from Latin distinctus, from past participle of distinguere
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of distinct
synonyms see in addition evident
Rhymes with distinct
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