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distinct

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3 of a particular or exact sort
  • I left distinct instructions that my books were not to be touched

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4 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
  • one of the distinct traits of a preliterate society

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distinct, separate, discrete mean not being each and every one the same. distinct indicates that something is distinguished by the mind or eye as being apart or different from others. two distinct versions separate often stresses lack of connection or a difference in identity between two things. separate rooms discrete strongly emphasizes individuality and lack of connection. broke the job down into discrete stages

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The first known use of distinct was in the 14th century

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“Distinct.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/distinct. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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