[syn: otherness, distinctness, separateness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Distinctness \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.
2. Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he
stated his arguments with great distinctness.
Syn: Plainness; clearness; precision; perspicuity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being sharp and clear [syn: distinctness,
sharpness] [ant: blurriness, fogginess, fuzziness,
2: the state of being several and distinct [syn: discreteness,
distinctness, separateness, severalty]
3: the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different
from that otherwise experienced or known [syn: otherness,