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  • s  (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
  • a  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
  • s  constituting a separate entity or part
    on two distinct occasions
  • s  recognizable; marked
    noticed a distinct improvement
    at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
  • s  clearly or sharply defined to the mind
    Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
    trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

  • Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint.
  • While rear-engine packaging offers enormous advantages, putting the vehicle's heaviest component behind the rear axle gives cars a distinct tendency to spin out, sort of like an .
  • But a lot of it had a distinct whiff of the endgame about it.
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  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • 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 [...]
    June 15, 2013 - Psych Central

  • Barry Diller in Wired News
    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...
  • Jamie Dimon in Reuters
    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...
  • Eric Mangini in ABC News
    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....

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