(adj.) = alternative ; dissimilar ; different ; discrete ; disparate ; distinct ; separate ; unconnected. Ex: An appreciation of alternative approaches is particularly important in this field where trends towards standardisation are the norm. Ex: It is the identification of similarities and differences, enabling one to group together things which are similar, and separate them from things which are dissimilar. Ex: A variable length field takes different lengths in different records. Ex: Composite documents are documents which contain two or more discrete subjects. Ex: It is the distinct syntactical relationships in these subjects which are responsible for their being two disparate topics. Ex: There are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme. Ex: One of the most obvious of the limitations of this approach is that it is difficult to decide what constitutes a separate work. Ex: To take some very common examples, many academic libraries will not answer any enquiries at all from people unconnected with the university. ---- * algo distinto de = something other than. * algo muy distinto de = a far cry from. * distinto de = other than. * distintos = any of a number of. * en distinta medida = differing ; in varying measures ; in varying degrees. * en distintas ocasiones = at different times ; at various times ; on several occasions. * en distinto grado = in varying measures ; differing ; to varying degrees ; in varying degrees. * en distintos formatos = multiform. * en distintos momentos = at different times ; at various times. * en un lugar distinto a = somewhere other than. * ser algo completamente distinto = be nothing of the sort. * tener dos pareceres distintos = be in/of [USA] two minds.