1. The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things.
The soul's . . . distinctness from the body. --Cudworth.
2. Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he stated his arguments with great distinctness.
Syn: -- Plainness; clearness; precision; perspicuity.
n 1: the quality of being sharp and clear [syn: sharpness]
2: the state of being several and distinct [syn: discreteness,
3: the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different
from that otherwise experienced or known [syn: otherness,