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"distinct" in British English

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distinctadjective

uk   /dɪˈstɪŋkt/  us   /dɪˈstɪŋkt/
  • distinct adjective (NOTICEABLE)

C1 [before noun] clearlynoticeable; that ​certainlyexists: There's a distinct ​smell of ​cigarettes in here.

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  • distinct adjective (DIFFERENT)

C1 clearlyseparate and different (from something ​else): The two ​concepts are ​quite distinct (from each other). There are two distinct ​factions within the one ​politicalparty.
as distinct from
rather than: She's a ​personalassistant, as distinct from a ​secretary.
distinctly
adverb uk   /dɪˈstɪŋkt.li/  us   /dɪˈstɪŋkt.li/
I distinctly ​rememberasking him.
(Definition of distinct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distinct" in American English

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distinctadjective

 us   /dɪˈstɪŋkt/
  • distinct adjective (DIFFERENT)

clearlyseparate 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 ​joboffer.
(Definition of distinct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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