1.distinctly separate from the first"that's another (or different) issue altogether"
2.clearly or sharply defined to the mind"clear-cut evidence of tampering" "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest" "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
3.recognizable; marked"noticed a distinct improvement" "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
4.easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined"a distinct flavor" "a distinct odor of turpentine" "a distinct outline" "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette" "distinct fingerprints"
5.(often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality"plants of several distinct types" "the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses" "gold is distinct from iron" "a tree related to but quite distinct from the E..."
6.constituting a separate entity or part"a government with three discrete divisions" "on two distinct occasions"
7.strongly marked; easily noticeable"walked with a marked limp" "a pronounced flavor of cinnamon"
DistinctDis*tinct" (?), a. [L. distinctus, p. p. of distinguere: cf. F. distinct. See Distinguish.]
1. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. [Obs.]
Wherever thus created -- for no place
Is yet distinct by name. Milton.
2. Marked; variegated. [Obs.]
The which [place] was dight
With divers flowers distinct with rare delight. Spenser.
3. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.
The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct. Clarendon.
4. Not identical; different; individual.
To offend, and judge, are distinct offices. Shak.
5. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
Relation more particular and distinct. Milton.
Syn. -- Separate; unconnected; disjoined; different; clear; plain; conspicuous; obvious.
DistinctDis*tinct" (?), v. t. To distinguish. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
another, apparent, clean, clear, clear-cut, clearly perceptible, conspicuous, decided, definite, different, discrete, dissimilar, distinctly, distinguishable, divergent, diverse, graphic, lucid, manifest, marked, obvious, only, other, perfect, plain, pronounced, separate, separated, sharp, special, trenchant, understandable, unlike, unmistakable, varied, various, vivid, vividly
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un différent, un autre / une semblable, un même (fr)[ClasseOppos.]
un différent, un autre (fr)[Classe]
que l'on peut percevoir (fr)[Classe]
qualificatif de sensation auditive (fr)[DomainJugement]
de façon visible (fr)[Classe]
(loudness; noisiness; racketiness)[termes liés]
qualificatif de sensation auditive (fr)[DomainJugement]
clear-cut, distinct, trenchant - decided, distinct - distinct - crisp, sharp - dimly, faintly, foggily, fuzzily, hazily, indefinitely, indeterminately, indistinctly, mistily, shadowily, unclearly, vaguely[Dérivé]
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and thus has as roots x = 1 and x = 2. Since 1 and 2 are not equal, these roots are distinct.
In contrast, the equation:
and thus has as roots x = 1 and x = 1. Since 1 and 1 are (of course) equal, the roots are not distinct; they coincide.
In other words, the first equation has distinct roots, while the second does not. (In the general theory, the discriminant is introduced to explain this.)
In order to prove that two things x and y are distinct, it often helps to find some property that one has but not the other. For a simple example, if for some reason we had any doubt that the roots 1 and 2 in the above example were distinct, then we might prove this by noting that 1 is an odd number while 2 is even. This would prove that 1 and 2 are distinct.
Along the same lines, one can prove that x and y are distinct by finding some function f and proving that f(x) and f(y) are distinct. This may seem like a simple idea, and it is, but many deep results in mathematics concern when you can prove distinctness by particular methods. For example,
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