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Definitions of distinctive

  1. DISTINCTIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. DISTINCTIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. possible to classify Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Marking a difference or separation; characteristic; discriminating; plain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Marking or expressing difference. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Marking distinction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Characteristic; distinguishing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. That marks a distinction; having the power to distinguish and discern. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. That marks distinction or difference. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for distinctive

  1. If we are a distinctive and unique nation,- if we hold a distinctive and unique place among the nations of the globe,- it is because you and I and the other inhabitants of our country have developed distinctive and unique ideals and prejudices and standards, all of which unite to produce a community of conduct. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  2. They are made with distinctive forms so that they may be easily distinguished, one from the other. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
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