Learner's definition of DISTINCT
[more distinct; most distinct]
1 : different in a way that you can see, hear, smell, feel, etc. : noticeably different
There are three distinct categories/classes/groups/types.
The two plants are quite distinct (from one another).
Each herb has its own distinct flavor.
The phrase has three distinct meanings.
The class focuses on U.S. English, as distinct from British English. [=the class focuses on U.S. English and not on British English]
2 : easy to see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
He speaks with a distinct [=noticeable] Southern accent.
There was the distinct smell of something burning.
The outline became less and less distinct as the light faded.