In some legal systems some of these terms have distinct meanings.
In the modern English language, the term athletics has taken on two distinct meanings.
A few words have two different plurals with distinct meanings.
Threat modeling has two distinct, but related, meanings in computer security.
The word "love" can have a variety of related but distinct meanings in different contexts.
This is because the former term 'has a well defined and quite distinct meaning in physics'.
By the 1860s, the term science as having a meaning distinct from philosophy entered the dictionary.
Moral universe has two distinct meanings which are found throughout the literature.
Human Rights' has a quite distinct meaning in the international arena.
In competition, the term may have a distinct meaning.