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- 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.
- (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.
- 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.