|Origin:||distinctus, past participle of distinguere; DISTINGUISH|
clearly different or belonging to a different type:
two entirely distinct languages
distinct types/groups/categories etc
There are four distinct types.
used to make it clear that you are not referring to a particular kind of thing, but to something else:
a movie star, as distinct from an actor
something that is distinct can clearly be seen, heard, smelled etc:
The outline of the ship became more distinct.