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distinct

adjective uk   /dɪˈstɪŋkt/ us  

distinct adjective (NOTICEABLE)

C1 [before noun] clearly noticeable; that certainly exists: There's a distinct smell of cigarettes in here.
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distinct adjective (DIFFERENT)

C1 clearly separate and different (from something else): The two concepts are quite distinct (from each other). There are two distinct factions within the one political party.as distinct from rather than: She's a personal assistant, as distinct from a secretary.
distinctly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I distinctly remember asking him.
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