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Distinct


DISTINCT, adjective [Latin See Distinguish.]

1. Literally, having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign, or by a note or mark; as a place distinct by name.

2. Different; separate; not the same in number or kind; as, he holds tow distinct offices; he is known by distinct titles.

3. Separate in place; not conjunct; as, the two regiments marched together, but had distinct encampments.

4. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; clear; not confused. To reason correctly we must have distinct ideas. We have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.

5. Spotted; variegated.

Tempestuous fell his arrows from the fourfold-visagd four, distinct with eyes.

DISTINCT, verb transitive To distinguish. [Not in use.]