distinct

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Positive
distinct

Comparative
more distinct

Superlative
most distinct

  1. If two things are distinct, they are clearly different or separate.
    Sports psychologists recognized that there were two distinct types of athletes who could become gold-medal winners.
    There are aspects of this group's identity that are distinct from other groups from the same area.
    They are a separate people with a distinct language, identity and culture.
  2. (usually before the noun) A distinct impression, advantage, possibility, etc. is one that clearly exists.
    I had the distinct impression that he was secretly laughing at me.
    The change gives the government a distinct advantage.
    With the cold, snow was a distinct possibility.
  3. If something is distinct, it can be clearly seen, heard, or sensed.
    As Gillian approached Theo's dressing room, the angry voices became more distinct.

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