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adjective distinct pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstɪŋkt/

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  1. 1
    separate and different in a way that is clear
    They were classified into two distinct groups.
    distinct from: The region’s linguistic and cultural identity is quite distinct from that of the rest of the country.
  2. 2
    able to be clearly seen, heard, smelled, or tasted
    As dawn broke, the outline of a building became distinct against the sky.
    There was a distinct smell of burning coming from downstairs.
  3. 3
    [usually before noun] definite and obvious
    a distinct change of emphasis
    I had the distinct impression that he did not like me.


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