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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26 Test matches; 115 wickets; 21.57 average; 6 44 BBI; 45.8 strike rate
A bowler who will have plenty of opportunities to move up this list in the future is South African Vernon Philander.
He reached 50 wickets in just seven Tests the second fastest to ever reach the landmark and since then has affirmed his position as one of the Proteas best bowlers.
Philander is not as quick as his counterparts but he is cunning and makes good use of swing and seam movement to pick up his wickets.
If he continues at his current rate, he will surely only get better and better.