[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- adj. 清楚的, 明显的
- ［英］ adj. 清楚的, 明显的 ( easily heard, seen, felt or understood)
- ［记］ dis ( 分开) +stinct ( 刺) -> 把刺分开 -> 与众不同的 -> 明显的
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Etymology: Middle English, from Latin distinctus, from past participle of distinguere
- Date: 14th century
- 1. distinguishable to the eye or mind as discrete ; separate <a distinct cultural group><teaching as distinct from research>
- 2. presenting a clear unmistakable impression <a neat distinct handwriting>
- 3. archaic notably decorated
- a. notable <a distinct contribution to scholarship>
- b. readily and unmistakably apprehended <a distinct possibility of snow><a distinct British accent>
- ? distinctly adverb
- ? distinctness noun
- distinct, separate, discrete mean not being each and every one the same. distinct indicates that something is distinguished by the mind or eye as being apart or different from others <two distinct versions>. separate often stresses lack of connection or a difference in identity between two things<separate rooms>. discrete strongly emphasizes individuality and lack of connection<broke the job down into discrete stages>.
- Synonym: see in addition evident.