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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistinctdis‧tinct /dɪˈstɪŋkt/ ●●○ W3 AWL adjective  1 DIFFERENTclearly different or belonging to a different type two entirely distinct languagesdistinct types/groups/categories etc There are four distinct types.distinct from The learning needs of the two groups are quite distinct from each other.2 as distinct from something3 CLEAR/EASY TO SEEsomething that is distinct can clearly be seen, heard, smelled etc opp indistinct The outline of the ship became more distinct.4 [only before noun]OBVIOUS a distinct possibility, feeling, quality etc definitely exists and cannot be ignored I got the distinct impression he was trying to make me angry. There is a distinct possibility that this will eventually be needed. a distinct lack of enthusiasm
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distinctAs night fell, the outline of the mountain became less distinct.The sign's lettering was crisp and distinct.a distinct advantageHardest to predict is whether an eventual movement for reform will adopt a distinct and more hopeful political and economic orientation.The European Union is made up of 15 nations with distinct cultural, linguistic and economic roots.The cottage development acquired a distinct demographic identity, as well as a life-style of its own.There is often no distinct episode of illness with clear beginning and end points.The mammoth was related to, but distinct from, modern elephants.Clearly distinct from the others were the two groups with the modern lacquers and the samples treated with preservative.I get the distinct impression that you don't like her very much.There was certainly a distinct local advertising market available to support it.I have a distinct memory of my grandma sitting in the rocking chair, knitting.There are two distinct phases to Ramsay's career, and two accompanying styles.The snow layer was thin and slightly sticky so the tracks were distinct rather than immediately filled in as made.African and Asian elephants are distinct species.But as recipes for body-building, they have a distinct Utility Function.quite distinctAnd extra adhesion is given by the positive heel step, which is quite distinct.It arises out of them but is quite distinct.We shall see in a moment why their activities are quite distinct.Its soils and drainage make it a quite distinct area, described on pages 46 and 47.Fossils may tie them to the ungulates, but they seem quite distinct from any extant member of the group.Similarly, the ideology of socialism in its Marxist-Leninist form is quite distinct from its democratic socialist form.The two galleries have quite distinct personalities.Bukharin's point was that the same methods can not be used to carry through these two quite distinct tasks.distinct lack ofThere seems to be a distinct lack of aggression or passion.There were far fewer flags, a distinct lack of appetite for celebration.Without much outright horsepower-a distinct lack of brawn-the Porsche should be driven with brains.
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