Learner's definition of DISTINCT
[more distinct; most distinct]
different in a way that you can see, hear, smell, feel, etc.
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]
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.
Each island has a distinctly different character.
I distinctly told you not to call me.
a distinctly American phenomenon [=something that happens only in America]