from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality or state of being distinct, in any sense of that word.
  • noun Synonyms Distinctness, Distinction (see distinction), plainness, perspicuity, explicitness, lucidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things.
  • noun Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property or degree of being distinct.

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

  • noun the state of being several and distinct
  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
  • noun the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known


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