1 easily heard, seen, felt or understood; definite 清楚的; 清晰的; 明显的; 明白的; 明确的
*The footprints are quite distinct; they must be fresh. 足迹清晰易辨, 一定是不久前留下来的.
* I had the distinct impression that I was being watched. 我很明显地感觉到有人在监视我.
* There was a distinct sense of embarrassment in the air. 周围的气氛中有一种明显的局促不安的感觉.
2 ~ (from sth) different in kind; separate 种类不同的; 分开的
*Although they look similar, these plants are actually quite distinct. 尽管这些植物看起来很相似, 实际上却属于完全不同的种类.
* Mozart's style is quite distinct from Haydn's. 莫扎特在风格上与海顿截然不同.
* Astronomy, as distinct from astrology, is an exact science. 天文学是一门严谨的科学, 与占星术完全不同.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin: distinctus, past participle of distinguere; DISTINGUISH]
clearly different or belonging to a different type
two entirely distinct languages
distinct types/groups/categories etc
There are four distinct types.
The learning needs of the two groups are quite distinct from each other.
as distinct from sth
used to make it clear that you are not referring to a particular kind of thing, but to something else
a movie star, as distinct from an actor
something that is distinct can clearly be seen, heard, smelled etc
The outline of the ship became more distinct.
[only before noun]
a distinct possibility, feeling, quality etc definitely exists and cannot be ignored
I got the distinct impression he was trying to make me angry.
There is a distinct possibility that this will eventually be needed.
the distinct lack of enthusiasm from my sister
1. The footprints are quite distinct; they must be fresh. 足迹清晰易辨, 一定是不久前留下来的.
2. She could gather nothing from them but the feeling of a distinct necessity to leave her home in the next morning. 她理不出丝毫头绪，只感到有一点很明确：她必须第二天一早就离开这里。
3. Many scientists consider the Khoisan a distinct race of very ancient origin. 很多科学家认为科伊桑人是一个独立的非常古老的人种。