- distilled water,
- distillers' grain,
- distinctive feature,
- distinctiveness ratio
Origin of distinct
Examples from the Web for distinct
But it performs two distinct functions, both of which are undeniably valuable.
These attacks had distinct similarities with the malware used against Sony.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is a distinct smell of apples, which are handed out by volunteer workers.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a distinct style Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is known for: his bubbly anime-like characters.
As I described in an article over the summer when the fatal case in China was diagnosed, plague has three distinct clinical forms.
There are two distinct states of carbonization in illuminating gas.Great Facts|Frederick C. Bakewell
In other forms the union of the grains by a calcareous or ferruginous cement necessitates the existence of distinct pylomes.
Though I laughed at my foolishness, I somehow suspected that she now viewed me with distinct misgiving.The Golden Face|William Le Queux
His life and work indicated a progress as distinct as it was far reaching.Engraving for Illustration|Joseph Kirkbride
We shall thus try to narrow the great controversy to very definite and distinct issues.
Word Origin for distinct
late 14c., originally past participle of distincten (c.1300) "to distinguish," from Old French distincter, from Latin distinctus, past participle of distinguere (see distinguish). Related: Distinctness.