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- Capable of being perceived very clearly.
- 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
- The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
- Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
- Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
- 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 13, in Well Tackled!:
- “Yes, there are two distinct sets of footprints, both wearing rubber shoes—one I think ordinary plimsolls, the other goloshes,” replied the sergeant.
- Horses are distinct from zebras.
- Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
- Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.
- Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, OCLC 937919305:
- The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct.
- (obsolete) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
- (obsolete) Marked; variegated.
- (capable of being perceived very clearly): clear, vivid; see also Thesaurus:distinct
- (different from one another): different, separate, several (obsolete)
- (noticeably different): characteristic, distinctive, prominent
- (separate in place): discrete, individual, noncontinuous, separate
- (distinguished): specified
- (marked): patterned; see also Thesaurus:marked
- (capable of being perceived very clearly): confusing, indistinct; see also Thesaurus:indistinct
- (different from one another): same, indistinguishable
different from one another
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Translations to be checked
- distinct in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- distinct in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- “distinct” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Declension of distinct