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distinctive adj
1 of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!" [syn: typical]
2 possible to classify [syn: classifiable]
3 serving to distinguish or identify a species or group; "the distinguishing mark of the species is its plumage"; "distinctive tribal tattoos"; "we were asked to describe any identifying marks or distinguishing features" [syn: distinguishing, identifying(a)]

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Adjective

  1. that serves to distinguish between things
  2. that is characteristic or typical of something

Translations

that serves to distinguish between things
that is characteristic or typical of something

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