- dis·tinct·ness, noun
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How to use distinct in a sentence
Dallas has a humid subtropical climate, and experiences four distinct seasons each year.
Each episode is a tidy 20-ish minutes, starring individuals with a distinct perspective on the birds’ plight, including an elder Northern Paiute of the Warm Springs Reservation, a rancher, and a biologist.
The entity is separate from law enforcement, even having its own distinct helpline for people to call.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff | Maya Srikrishnan | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Several recent studies have connected distinct differences in HLA genes to bad reactions to specific drugs.Penicillin allergies may be linked to one immune system gene | Jeanne Erdmann | November 9, 2020 | Science News
Wall Street has been handicapping the odds for months, and Goldman Sachs, among others, still believes a so-called “blue sweep” is a distinct possibility, even if the odds are slipping.Tech giants disappoint, rocking global stocks and U.S. futures | Bernhard Warner | October 30, 2020 | Fortune
The moon sailed out from under a mass of clouds at this point, giving to objects the distinctness of daylight.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
The sound of footsteps in the hall outside penetrated with ominous distinctness into the library.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
It is true, I could see them; but not with sufficient distinctness to insure the proper insertion of the initial threads.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Poets who give and follow such advice as this, grow to have a horror of distinctness of thought.
To be sure, he could imagine with tolerable distinctness the sensations to be experienced in such a crisis.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for distinct
easily sensed or understood; clear; precise
(when postpositive, foll by from) not the same (as); separate (from); distinguished (from)
not alike; different
recognizable; definite: a distinct improvement
maths logic (of a pair of entities) not identical
botany (of parts of a plant) not joined together; separate
- distinctly, adverb
- distinctness, noun
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