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.
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Man's Way of Helping Himself: A combination of pulleys called block and tackle is used where very heavy loads are to be moved. In Figure the upper block of pulleys is fixed, the lower block is movable, and one continuous rope passes around the various pulleys. The load is supported by 6 strands, and each strand bears one sixth of the load. If the hand pulls with a force of 1 pound at P, it can raise a load of 6 pounds at W, but the hand will have to pull downward 6 feet at P in order to raise the load at W 1 foot. If 8 pulleys were used, a force equivalent to one eighth of the load would suffice to move W, but this force would have to be exerted over a distance 8 times as great as that through which W was raised.
FIG. - An effective arrangement of pulleys known as block and tackle.