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Definition of Distinct

Distinct

  1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
  2. Marked; variegated.
  3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.
  4. Not identical; different; individual.
  5. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
  6. To distinguish.

Distinct Quotations

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Maximilien Robespierre

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
Livy

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Honore de Balzac

Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
Paul Cezanne

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
David Hume
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Distinct Translations

distinct in Afrikaans is helder
distinct in Danish is tydelig, klar
distinct in Dutch is helder, uitgesproken, klaar
distinct in French is net
distinct in Latin is evidens
distinct in Norwegian is tydelig, klar, adskilt
distinct in Portuguese is claro, distinto
distinct in Swedish is tydlig
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