US: /dɪˈstɪŋkt/
UK: /dɪstˈɪŋkt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

distinct /dis'tiɳkt/
  • tính từ
    • riêng, riêng biệt; khác biệt
      • man as distinct from animals: con người với tính chất khác biệt với loài vật
    • dễ nhận, dễ thấy, rõ ràng
      • distinct orders: mệnh lệnh rõ ràng
      • a distinct idea: ý nghĩ rõ ràng
    • rõ rệt, dứt khoát, nhất định
      • a distinct refusal: lời từ chối dứt khoát
      • a distinct tendency: khuynh hướng rõ rệt

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 easily or clearly heard, seen, felt, etc: There was a distinct smell of gas. + His voice was quiet but every word was distinct.
2 ~ (from sth) clearly different or of a different kind: The results of the survey fell into two distinct groups. + Jamaican reggae music is quite distinct from North American jazz or blues. + rural areas, as distinct from major cities
3 [only before noun] used to emphasize that you think an idea or situation definitely exists and is important: Being tall gave Tony a distinct advantage. + I had the distinct impression I was being watched. + A strike is now a distinct possibility.
distinctly adverb: I distinctly heard someone calling me. + a distinctly Australian accent + He could remember everything very distinctly.
distinctness noun [U]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 clear, perceptible, plain, understandable, vivid, definite, well-defined, precise, exact, unmistakable or unmistakeable, noticeable, recognizable, obvious, patent, marked, manifest, evident, apparent, explicit, unambiguous, clear-cut, palpable, unequivocal, lucid, sharp, pellucid, limpid, transparent:
There is a distinct outline of a figure on the Turin shroud.
2 separate, detached, discrete, different, dissimilar, distinguishable, distinguished; individual, sui generis, unique, special, singular; peculiar, unusual, uncommon, contrasting:
The government of Puerto Rico is distinct from that of the US. He has been charged with three distinct offences.

Collocation dictionary


be | become | remain | keep sth
It is necessary to keep these two issues distinct.
| regard/see sth as


very | completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly | fairly | essentially, fundamentally | clearly | analytically, conceptually, formally
(= distinct in form),
Political power should be regarded as analytically distinct from economic power.
| anatomically, geographically, historically
geographically distinct regions


The various dialects are quite distinct from one another.


as distinct from
She was studying lung cancer, as distinct from other types of cancer.

Concise English dictionary

+easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
+(often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
+constituting a separate entity or part
+recognizable; marked
+clearly or sharply defined to the mind