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 for distinct
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distinct \Dis*tinct"\, v. t.
     To distinguish. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Distinct \Dis*tinct"\, a. [L. distinctus, p. p. of distinguere:
     cf. F. distinct. See Distinguish.]
     1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by
        a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]
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              Wherever thus created -- for no place
              Is yet distinct by name.              --Milton.
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     2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]
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              The which [place] was dight
              With divers flowers distinct with rare delight.
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     3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or
        otherwise; -- with from.
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              The intention was that the two armies which marched
              out together should afterward be distinct.
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     4. Not identical; different; individual.
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              To offend, and judge, are distinct offices. --Shak.
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     5. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing;
        not liable to be misunderstood; not confused;
        well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct
        view of a prospect.
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              Relation more particular and distinct. --Milton.
     Syn: Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear;
          plain; conspicuous; obvious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature
             or quality; "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"
             [syn: distinct, distinguishable]
      2: easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct
         flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct
         outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette";
         "distinct fingerprints" [ant: indistinct]
      3: constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with
         three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions" [syn:
         discrete, distinct]
      4: recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a
         distinct (or decided) disadvantage" [syn: distinct,
      5: clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence
         of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with
         distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions
         between right and wrong" [syn: clear-cut, distinct,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  185 Moby Thesaurus words for "distinct":
     absolute, apart, apparent, articulate, assorted, asunder, at odds,
     at variance, audible, bipartite, categorical, certain, clean-cut,
     clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coherent,
     concrete, connected, consistent, conspicuous, contrary, contrasted,
     contrasting, contrastive, crisp, crystal-clear, crystalline,
     defined, definite, departing, detached, detailed, determinate,
     deviating, deviative, dichotomous, different, differentiated,
     differing, direct, disaccordant, disagreeing, discernible,
     discontinuous, discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated,
     disjoined, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distinctive,
     distinguishable, distinguished, divergent, diverging, divers,
     diverse, diversified, esoteric, especial, evident, exact,
     exceptional, explicit, express, extraordinary, fixed, glaring,
     hearable, heterogeneous, hi-fi, high-fidelity, in disagreement,
     in focus, in two, inaccordant, incisive, incoherent, incompatible,
     incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, indisputable, individual,
     indubitable, inharmonious, inner, insular, intimate,
     irreconcilable, limpid, loud and clear, lucid, luminous, manifest,
     many, marked, minute, motley, multifarious, noncohesive,
     noteworthy, noticeable, observable, obvious, open-and-shut,
     palpable, particular, partitioned, patent, peculiar, pellucid,
     perceivable, perceptible, personal, perspicuous, plain,
     plain as day, poles apart, poles asunder, precise, prescribed,
     private, prominent, pronounced, recognizable, respective, seeable,
     self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, separate,
     separated, several, sharp, simple, single, singular, sole,
     solipsistic, special, specific, staring, straightforward,
     sui generis, tangible, to be seen, translucent, transparent,
     transpicuous, trenchant, unambiguous, unassociated, unattached,
     unattended, uncommon, unconformable, unconfused, unconnected,
     understandable, unequal, unequivocal, unique, univocal, unjoined,
     unlike, unmistakable, unusual, variant, varied, variegated,
     various, varying, visible, vivid, well-defined, well-marked,
     well-pronounced, well-resolved, widely apart, worlds apart

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