Distinctness Dis*tinct"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things. [1913 Webster]

The soul's . . . distinctness from the body. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he stated his arguments with great distinctness.

Syn: Plainness; clearness; precision; perspicuity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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