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indistinct


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indistinct  \In`dis*tinct"\,  a.  [L.  indistinctus:  cf  F. 
  indistinct.  See  {In-}  not  and  {Distinct}.] 
  1.  Not  distinct  or  distinguishable;  not  separate  in  such  a 
  manner  as  to  be  perceptible  by  itself  as  the  indistinct 
  parts  of  a  substance.  ``Indistinct  as  water  is  in  water.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Obscure  to  the  mind  or  senses  not  clear;  not  definite; 
  confused;  imperfect;  faint;  as  indistinct  vision;  an 
  indistinct  sound;  an  indistinct  idea  or  recollection. 
 
  When  we  come  to  parts  too  small  four  our  senses  our 
  ideas  of  these  little  bodies  become  obscure  and 
  indistinct.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Their  views,  indeed,  are  indistinct  and  dim. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Undefined;  indistinguishable;  obscure;  indefinite; 
  vague;  ambiguous;  uncertain;  confused. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indistinct 
  adj  :  not  clearly  defined  or  easy  to  perceive  or  understand; 
  "indistinct  shapes  in  the  gloom";  "an  indistinct 
  memory";  "only  indistinct  notions  of  what  to  do"  [ant: 
  {distinct}] 




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