I want to say "the clear distinctness/distinction of the two formulas implies ...". Please could you tell me how to select the word?
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Distinctness isn't a great word, but it means the quality of being distinct. Distinction is what makes the things distinct. To put it another way:
There is distinctness between distinctness and distinction The distinction between distinctness and distinction is that the former is an abstract quality and the latter is a specific example.
For your example, use difference between.
Distinctness is an adjective which one would use to show the uniqueness of an item or items. Distinction is the contrast between two or more items as well as meaning the uniqueness of something compared to a group. I, personally, would use 'distinction' because it implies that it stands out of a group because of the contrast, but I think both could work.