Hypertext Webster Gateway: "distinct"

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) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: 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}]
2: (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}]
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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