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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tinct·ness, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being sharp and clear [syn: sharpness]
           [ant: indistinctness]
      2: the state of being several and distinct [syn: discreteness,
          separateness, severalty]
      3: the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different
         from that otherwise experienced or known [syn: otherness,