1) that something is clearly and noticeably different or separate from other things
Three distinct languages are spoken in this region.
Please make sure to keep your opinions distinct from the facts when writing the article.
We're dealing with two distinct problems here.
2) that something is strong and obvious:
There is a distinct possibility that the flight will be canceled.
These cookies have a distinct cinnamon flavor.
When I met her, I got the distinct impression that she didn't like me.
The word distinctive means that something has qualities that make it noticeably different and easy to be identified or recognized. While distinct is neutral, distinctive often has a positive connotation of being good or special:
The male cardinal can be identified by its distinctive red feathers.
His thoughtful and poetic lyrics are a distinctive characteristic of his music.
One distinctive feature of this software is that it can automatically translate text from 50 languages.
Erect blackberries have stiff arching canes that are somewhat selfsupporting.However, they are much easier to handle when trellised and pruned.Summer prune or tip primocanes to encourage branching and increase fruit production on the secondyear floricanes.Plants can become invasive to an area as it can produce new primocanes (suckers) from the roots.