Definition of Distinctive

1. Adjective. Of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing. "That is typical of you!"

Exact synonyms: Typical
Similar to: Characteristic
Derivative terms: Distinctiveness



2. Adjective. Capable of being classified.
Exact synonyms: Classifiable
Similar to: Identifiable
Derivative terms: Distinctiveness

Definition of Distinctive

1. a. Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

Definition of Distinctive

1. Adjective. that serves to distinguish between things ¹

2. Adjective. that is characteristic or typical of something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distinctive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distinctive

distillers
distillers' dried grains
distillery
distilling
distillment
distillments
distills
distils
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distinctest
distinction
distinction without a difference
distinctions
distinctions without a difference
distinctive (current term)
distinctive feature
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distinctnesses
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distinguishability
distinguishable
distinguishableness
distinguishably
distinguished

Literary usage of Distinctive

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"Such a name is not to be deemed either "misleading" or "false," as it is in fact distinctive. But unless the 1 Among the departmental regulations (adopted ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This subject will be considered under the following heads: (I) Contents and Scheme of the Gospel; (II) distinctive Peculiarities; (III) Authorship; ..."

3. The American Democrat, Or, Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the by James Fenimore Cooper (1838)
"ON distinctive AMERICAN PRINCIPLES. The leading distinctive principle of this ... distinctive American principles as properly refer to the institutions of ..."

4. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1917)
"'•(hi A distinctive name shall not be one representing any single constituent ... But unless the name is truly distinctive, the immunity cannot be enjoyed; ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... distinctive ethical theories. Kantian influence is much diminished here, 4. ... thus affording a glimpse of the distinctive foundation of ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"English-bred Game have been reared of many varieties of color, retaining in all cases their distinctive peculiarities of form. Within the last few years ..."

7. The British Noctuae and Their Varieties by James William Tutt (1892)
"Its distinctive characters ате the same as for triangulum, ... Of this species Guenée writes:—"The distinctive characters of this species are :—' Wings ..."

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