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    Hi there,
    what does the idiom "as distinct from" mean?
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    Default Re: as distinct from

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi there,
    what does the idiom "as distinct from" mean?
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    It's not really an idiom. It is used to distinguish things -

    London has one of the smallest police forces in England. By 'London', I mean the City of London as distinct from the Greater London area.

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    Default Re: as distinct from

    Not a teacher.
    as distinct from something: used to make it clear that you are not referring to a particular kind of thing, but to something else: Ex: a movie star, as distinct from an actor
    Source: distinct - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

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