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  • adv. In a distinct manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With distinctness; not confusedly; without the blending of one part or thing another; clearly; plainly.
  • adv. With meaning; significantly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a distinct manner; with distinctness; not confusedly, unclearly, or obscurely; so as not to be confounded with anything else; without the blending of one part or thing with another: as, a proposition distinctly understood; a figure distinctly defined.
  • Hence—2. Without doubt; obviously; evidently; incontrovertibly.
  • Separately; in different places.
  • Synonyms Distinctly, Clearly, explicitly, definitely, precisely, unmistakably. The first two are sometimes distinguished thus: I see it clearly — that is, fully outlined from all other objects; I see it distinctly—that is, with its features separate to the eye. This, however, is a rather uncommon refinement of meaning. See distinctively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment
  • adv. to a distinct degree
  • adv. in a distinct and distinguishable manner


distinct +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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