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 ?
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.
A minute might have passed, but the sounds were already receding in different directions, and gradually losing their distinctness beneath the echoing arches of the woods.
He was evidently trying to grapple with the present scene, and bring it home to his mind with a more satisfactory distinctness.
It showed the familiar scene of the street with the distinctness of mid-day, but also with the awfulness that is always imparted to familiar objects by an unaccustomed light The wooden houses, with their jutting storeys and quaint gable-peaks; the doorsteps and thresholds with the early grass springing up about them; the garden-plots, black with freshly-turned earth; the wheel-track, little worn, and even in the market-place margined with green on either side -- all were visible, but with a singularity of aspect that seemed to give another moral interpretation to the things of this world they had ever borne before.
He appeared thus again with I won't say greater distinctness, for that was impossible, but with a nearness that represented a forward stride in our intercourse and made me, as I met him, catch my breath and turn cold.
One gleam of light lifted into relief a half-submerged mast, on which sat a cormorant, dark and large, with wings flecked with foam; its beak held a gold bracelet set with gems, that I had touched with as brilliant tints as my palette could yield, and as glittering distinctness as my pencil could impart.
She spoke -- after suppressing a momentary tremor -- with a quiet distinctness of utterance which reached all ears, and which at once confirmed the favorable impression that her appearance had produced.
She never abated the piercing quality of her shrieks, never stumbled in the distinctness or the order of her words.
Having uttered which, with great distinctness, she begged the favour of being shown to her room, which became to me from that time forth a place of awe and dread, wherein the two black boxes were never seen open or known to be left unlocked, and where (for I peeped in once or twice when she was out) numerous little steel fetters and rivets, with which Miss Murdstone embellished herself when she was dressed, generally hung upon the looking-glass in formidable array.
The united vastness and distinctness of this view so struck him, that he no longer asked if he might shake hands with me, but said he really must - and did.
Girls," said the lady above, calling down quietly, but with ominous distinctness.
Gradually the events of the preceding night crept with silent, blood-stained feet into his brain and reconstructed themselves there with terrible distinctness.