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adjective distinct pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstɪŋkt/
  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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