distinctness


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dis·tinct

 (dĭ-stĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete: on two distinct occasions.
2. Easily perceived by the senses: a distinct flavor.
3. Clearly defined; unquestionable: at a distinct disadvantage.

[Middle English, past participle of distincten, to distinguish, discern, from Old French destincter, from Latin distīnctus, past participle of distinguere, to distinguish; see distinguish.]

dis·tinct′ly adv.
dis·tinct′ness n.
Synonyms: distinct, discrete, separate, several
These adjectives mean distinguished from others in nature or qualities: six distinct colors; a company with six discrete divisions; a problem with two separate issues; executed several steps of the process. See Also Synonyms at apparent.
Usage Note: A thing is distinct if it is sharply distinguished from other things; a property or attribute is distinctive if it enables us to distinguish one thing from another. There are two distinct colors on the face of the Canada goose means that the two colors are clearly different from each other, while There are two distinctive colors on the face of the Canada goose means that the two colors are different from colors found on the faces of other birds, and the Canada goose may be identified by these two colors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distinctness - the quality of being sharp and clear
uncloudedness, clarity, clearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
definition - clarity of outline; "exercise had given his muscles superior definition"
discernability, legibility - distinctness that makes perception easy
focus - maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"
blurriness, fuzziness, indistinctness, fogginess, softness - the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
2.distinctness - the state of being several and distinct
separation - the state of lacking unity
3.distinctness - the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

distinctness

noun
The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand:
Translations
وَضوح، تَمَيُّز
odlišnostzřetelnost
klarhedtydelighed
greinileiki; skÿrleiki
belirginlik

distinctness

n
(= difference)Verschiedenheit f, → Unterschiedlichkeit f; (= separateness)Getrenntheit f
(= clarity)Deutlichkeit f

distinct

(diˈstiŋkt) adjective
1. easily seen, heard or noticed. There are distinct differences between the two; Her voice is very distinct.
2. separate or different. Those two birds are quite distinct – you couldn't confuse them.
diˈstinctly adverb
He pronounces his words very distinctly; I distinctly heard him tell you to wait!
diˈstinctness noun
diˈstinction (-ʃən) noun
1. (the making of) a difference. He makes no distinction between male and female employees with regard to pay.
2. a grade awarded that indicates outstanding ability or achievement. She passed her exams with distinction.
diˈstinctive (-tiv) adjective
different and easily identified. I recognized her from a long way off – she has a very distinctive walk!
diˈstinctively adverb
References in classic literature ?
All declared it unmistakably the voice of Charles Ashmore; all agreed that it seemed to come from a great distance, faintly, yet with entire distinctness of articulation; yet none could determine its direction, nor repeat its words.
These brief, stammering illuminations brought out with ghastly distinctness the monuments and headstones of the cemetery and seemed to set them dancing.
Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
In general terms, he'll say in his official manner, and with all distinctness and precision, that he cannot let me go, but will take all measures in his power to prevent scandal.
He stood there, in all this glare of living light, with one hand resting on the wooden slab before him, the other held to his ear, and his head thrust forward to enable him to catch with greater distinctness every word that fell from the presiding judge, who was delivering his charge to the jury.
Whenever one looked at this slope against the setting sun, the circle showed like a pattern in the grass; and this morning, when the first light spray of snow lay over it, it came out with wonderful distinctness, like strokes of Chinese white on canvas.
We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, and would gladly, now that it has done its office, erase its deep print out of our own brain, where long meditation has fixed it in very undesirable distinctness.
No, I am not skilled in letter-writing, Barbara, and, without being told so, or any one laughing at me for it, I know that, whenever I try to describe anything with more than ordinary distinctness, I fall into the mistake of talking sheer rubbish.
It faced westward, and though gloom prevailed inside, there was still light enough without to see with distinctness.
The sun was shining gloriously; the children that had been confirmed went out of the town; and from the wood was borne towards them the sounds of the unknown bell with wonderful distinctness.
But instead of saying anything more to him, his father continued to look with a growing distinctness of suspicion at Mr.
He was evidently trying to grapple with the present scene, and bring it home to his mind with a more satisfactory distinctness.