VERBS be | become | remain | keep sth It is necessary to keep these two issues distinct. | regard/see sth as
ADV. very | completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly | fairly | essentially, fundamentally | clearly | analytically, conceptually, formally (= distinct in form), qualitatively Political power should be regarded as analytically distinct from economic power. | anatomically, geographically, historically geographically distinct regions
PREP. from The various dialects are quite distinct from one another.
PHRASES as distinct from She was studying lung cancer, as distinct from other types of cancer.