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dis·tinct

distinct

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stIngkt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: different or set apart; separate (sometimes followed by "from").
Her laugh is distinct from everyone else's in the audience.The children divided the rocks that they had collected into three distinct groups.
synonyms:
different, individual
antonyms:
similar
similar words:
distinctive, independent, particular, special, specific, unlike
definition 2: clearly seen, heard, or understood; evident.
On a clear day, the mountains are distinct.There was a distinct change in her mood.
synonyms:
clear, definite, plain
antonyms:
dim, indefinite
similar words:
apparent, articulate, evident, explicit, obvious, pointed, sharp
definition 3: very likely.
My mother said there's a distinct possibility that we'll be moving next year.
similar words:
good, likely, probable
derivation: distinctness (n.)