Definition for DIS-TINCT'

DIS-TINCT', a. [L. distinctus, from distinguo. See Distinguish.]

  1. Literally, having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign, or by a note or mark; as, a place distinct by name. – Milton.
  2. Different; separate; not the same in number or kind; as, he holds two distinct offices; he is known by distinct titles.
  3. Separate in place; not conjunct; as, the two regiments marched together, but had distinct encampments.
  4. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; clear; not confused. To reason correctly we must have distinct ideas. We have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
  5. Spotted; variegated. Tempestuous fell / His arrows from the fourfold-visag'd four, / Distinct with eyes. – Milton.

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