1. (often followed by `from') not alike;
    Different in nature or quality (synset 302074467)
    "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"
  2. Easy to perceive;
    Especially clearly outlined (synset 300782933)
    "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
  3. Constituting a separate entity or part (synset 302118058)
    "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
  4. Recognizable;
    Marked (synset 300704744)
    "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
  5. Clearly or sharply defined to the mind (synset 300430512)
    "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"

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