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distinct

(Clear), adjective apparent, clarus, clear-cut, clear to the mind, clear to the senses, clearly defined, conspicuous, crystal clear, definite, distinctus, easily perceived, easily understood, eidetic, explicit, exposed to view, express, for all to see, glaring, graphic, in full view, indubitable, intelligible, lucid, manifest, noticeable, obvious, palpable, particular, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuus, positive, precise, recognizable, self-evident, sharp, striking, unclouded, uncovered, undisguised, undistorted, unequivocal, unhidden, visible, visualized, vivid, well-drawn, well-marked
Associated concepts: clear and distinct, distinct action

distinct

(Distinguished from others), adjective contrasted, contrasting, decidedly different, deearting from, different, differing, disassociated, discrepant, discrete, discriminate, dissimilar, distant, distinctive, distinguished by nature, distinguished by station, divergent, diverse, divorced, idiosyncratic, incongruent, individual, marked, nonuniform, not identical, not the same, observably different, out of the ordinary, peculiar, poles apart, removed, separate, separatus, set apart, singular, special, standing apart, uncommon, unimitated, unique, unlike, unlike others, unusual
Associated concepts: distinct entity, distinct interests
See also: apparent, categorical, certain, clear, cognizable, coherent, concrete, conspicuous, definite, different, discrete, disjunctive, disparate, distinctive, diverse, evident, exclusive, explicit, express, individual, insular, lucid, manifest, naked, nonconforming, obvious, open, overt, palpable, particular, peculiar, perceivable, perceptible, personal, positive, precise, prominent, remarkable, salient, separate, singular, specific, trenchant, unambiguous, unmistakable, visible
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For how do we know that the thoughts which occur in dreaming are false rather than those other which we experience when awake, since the former are often not less vivid and distinct than the latter?
For if it happened that an individual, even when asleep, had some very distinct idea, as, for example, if a geometer should discover some new demonstration, the circumstance of his being asleep would not militate against its truth; and as for the most ordinary error of our dreams, which consists in their representing to us various objects in the same way as our external senses, this is not prejudicial, since it leads us very properly to suspect the truth of the ideas of sense; for we are not infrequently deceived in the same manner when awake; as when persons in the jaundice see all objects yellow, or when the stars or bodies at a great distance appear to us much smaller than they are.
Would it have been desirable to have composed the court for the trial of impeachments, of persons wholly distinct from the other departments of the government?
They who promote the idea of substituting a number of distinct confederacies in the room of the plan of the convention, seem clearly to foresee that the rejection of it would put the continuance of the Union in the utmost jeopardy.
The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression.
Similarly with number: in counting, 'one' is prior to 'two', and 'two' to 'three', and thus the parts of number may be said to possess a relative order, though it would be impossible to discover any distinct position for each.
Kennedy thought it looked something like Edinburgh, were that city extended on a plain, with its two distinct boroughs.
Then--and here the argument is irresistible--it must be another and distinct personality that falls when we are asleep, and that has had experience of such falling--that has, in short, a memory of past-day race experiences, just as our wake-a-day personality has a memory of our wake-a-day experiences.
This is only a record of broken and apparently unrelated memories, some of them as distinct and sequent as brilliant beads upon a thread, others remote and strange, having the character of crimson dreams with interspaces blank and black--witch-fires glowing still and red in a great desolation.
There is fairly definite evidence to warrant our acceptance of this: the dialect of the "Works and Days" is shown by Rzach (3) to contain distinct Aeolisms apart from those which formed part of the general stock of epic poetry.
In monstrosities, the correlations between quite distinct parts are very curious; and many instances are given in Isidore Geoffroy St.
The French naturalists have considered the black variety a distinct species, and called it Lepus Magellanicus.