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.
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.
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