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English definition of “distinct”

distinct

adjective  /dɪˈstɪŋkt/ us  

distinct adjective (DIFFERENT)

clearly separate and different: The two languages are quite distinct from each other. The dogs are of distinct breeds.

distinct adjective (NOTICEABLE)

not to be ignored; real and present: There’s a distinct possibility of rain today. There were distinct advantages to the first job offer.
(Definition of distinct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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