distinct distinct  /dɪs ˈtɪŋkt/


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


  1. Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint.
  2. But a lot of it had a distinct whiff of the endgame about it.
  3. During her life, she was known by four different names, each representing a distinct chapter.


  1. Mississippi State's Rea Quickly Becoming the Face of the College World Series

    In all fairness, Mississippi State's Wes Rea has a pretty distinct advantage when it comes to standing out in any crowd. The 6'5, 270 pound Gulfport , Miss. native doesn't usually have to do a whole lot to get people to notice him. Throughout his first two games in the 2013 College World Series , however, he's made sure people take notice of more than just his size. Rea is 4-for-9 with 3 RBI at ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. 3 peppers add pop to your July 4 potato salad

    One variety of pepper just isn't enough to get this potato salad ready for your July Fourth celebration. So we upped it to three — black pepper, cayenne pepper and roasted red peppers — each adding their own distinct flavor. And don't worry, the bite of black and cayenne peppers are tamed by the sweet roasted red peppers and the sour cream dressing.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. New Study Pinpoints Two Distinct Forms of Gulf War Illness

    New research suggests there are two distinct forms of Gulf War illness, depending on which brain regions have atrophied. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say their findings may explain why the medical community has encountered Gulf War veterans with varying symptoms and complaints. Using brain imaging, the researchers studied the effects of physical stress [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Psych Central


  1. "Now that we have real scale in the pure Internet units, it makes nothing but sense to me to reorganize the whole," Diller said of the company's diverse holdings. "Each of these spun-off businesses is in fact a distinct business sector, and...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Barry Diller Source: Wired News

  2. "If the economic environment deteriorates further, which is a distinct possibility, it is reasonable to expect additional negative impact on our market-related businesses, continued higher loan losses and increases to our credit reserves," Dimon...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Jamie Dimon Source: Reuters

  3. "It is really special to be back here, where I got my first opportunity," said Mangini, who opened his news conference by joking that he should be getting coffee or food for the media. "I have a very distinct vision of what I want to build....
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Eric Mangini Source: ABC News

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