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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinct  \Dis*tinct"\,  v.  t. 
  To  distinguish.  [Obs.]  --Rom.  of  R. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinct  \Dis*tinct"\,  a.  [L.  distinctus  p.  p.  of  distinguere: 
  cf  F.  distinct.  See  {Distinguish}.] 
  1.  Distinguished;  having  the  difference  marked;  separated  by 
  a  visible  sign;  marked  out  specified.  [Obs.] 
 
  Wherever  thus  created  --  for  no  place  Is  yet 
  distinct  by  name  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Marked;  variegated.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  which  [place]  was  dight  With  divers  flowers 
  distinct  with  rare  delight.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distinct 
  adj  1:  (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"  [syn:  {distinguishable}] 
  2:  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"  [ant:  {indistinct}] 
  3:  constituting  a  separate  entity  or  part  "a  government  with 
  three  discrete  divisions";  "on  two  distinct  occasions" 
  [syn:  {discrete}] 
  4:  recognizable;  marked;  "noticed  a  distinct  improvement";  "at 
  a  distinct  (or  decided)  disadvantage"  [syn:  {decided}] 
  5:  clearly  or  sharply  defined  to  the  mind;  "clear-cut  evidence 
  of  tampering";  "Claudius  was  the  first  to  invade  Britain 
  with  distinct...intentions  of  conquest";  "trenchant 
  distinctions  between  right  and  wrong"  [syn:  {clear-cut},  {trenchant}] 




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