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This diversity is not neatly divided between distinct species or types but is available to all microbes within the context of symbiotic processes of exchange.

Let’s start with the four distinct types of indexing problems you may encounter.

Early studies, including one looking at particulate matter — distinct from HAPs, but often found with them — have suggested a link.

The two distinct screens offer an experience for dual apps that’s a bit smoother and less janky than phones and tablets that let you display multiple apps on a single screen.

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Researchers linked these fungal communities to distinct collections of metabolites that affect aroma and flavor in the finished wine.

But it performs two distinct functions, both of which are undeniably valuable.

These attacks had distinct similarities with the malware used against Sony.

There is a distinct smell of apples, which are handed out by volunteer workers.

This is a love quite distinct from that of a lover, with whom we fall in love, in part, because they are free and have a choice.

There is a distinct style Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is known for: his bubbly anime-like characters.

What he has done in any one species or distinct kind of writing would have been sufficient to have acquired him a great name.

The megaloblast is probably a distinct cell, not merely a larger size of the normoblast.

The human species,” Charles Lamb says, “is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.

A plaque upon a red corpuscle is surrounded by a colorless zone rather than by a distinct blue body.

But the colonies have an interest distinct from the interest of the nation; and shall the Parliament be at once party and judge?


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The adjective distinct implies a uniqueness that is clear and unmistakable: plans similar in objective but distinct in method. Diverse, in describing ideas or opinions, suggests degrees of difference that may be at odds or challenging to reconcile: diverse views on how the area should be zoned. Various stresses the multiplicity of sorts or instances of a thing or a class of things: various sorts of seaweed; busy with various duties. Different emphasizes separateness and dissimilarity: two different (or differing) versions of the same story

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On this page you'll find 192 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distinct, such as: definite, noticeable, recognizable, specific, unmistakable, and audible.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.