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distinctness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinctness  \Dis*tinct"ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  distinct;  a  separation  or 
  difference  that  prevents  confusion  of  parts  or  things 
 
  The  soul's  .  .  .  distinctness  from  the  body. 
  --Cudworth. 
 
  2.  Nice  discrimination;  hence  clearness;  precision;  as  he 
  stated  his  arguments  with  great  distinctness. 
 
  Syn:  Plainness;  clearness;  precision;  perspicuity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distinctness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  sharp  and  clear  [syn:  {sharpness}] 
  [ant:  {indistinctness}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  several  and  distinct  [syn:  {discreteness}, 
  {separateness},  {severalty}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  not  alike;  being  distinct  or  different 
  from  that  otherwise  experienced  or  known  [syn:  {otherness}, 
  {separateness}] 




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