distinct

When something is distinct, it is easily identifiable or set apart from others of its kind. An eighth-grader who is six feet tall has a distinct advantage over the other kids on the basketball court.

A thing can be distinct if it is easy to see, either because it is different in some way from the things around it or if it is more clear and visible, as in: “The license number of the getaway car was more distinct once I cleaned my glasses.” The word distinct comes from “to distinguish,” which is when a person or thing is set apart from the pack: “The research that she did was distinct in its attention to detail.”

Definitions of distinct
1

adj constituting a separate entity or part

“on two distinct occasions”
Synonyms:
discrete
separate
independent; not united or joint

adj (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”
Synonyms:
distinguishable
different
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

adj recognizable; marked

“noticed a distinct improvement”
Synonyms:
decided
definite
precise; explicit and clearly defined

adj 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”
Synonyms:
clear
readily apparent to the mind
definite
precise; explicit and clearly defined
chiseled, well-defined
having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
clean-cut, clear, clear-cut
clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
crisp, sharp
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
crystalline
distinctly or sharply outlined
defined, outlined
showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
knifelike
having a sharp or distinct edge
razor-sharp
very clearly delineated
precise
sharply exact or accurate or delimited
Antonyms:
indistinct
not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand
unclear
not clear to the mind
indefinite
vague or not clearly defined or stated
bedimmed
made dim or indistinct
bleary, blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy
indistinct or hazy in outline
cloudy, nebulose, nebulous
lacking definite form or limits
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
lacking clarity or distinctness
faint
indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
veiled
muted or unclear
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adj clearly or sharply defined to the mind

“Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest”
Synonyms:
clear-cut, trenchant
clear
readily apparent to the mind

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