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Meaning of distinctive by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /dɪsˈtɪŋktɪv/, SAMPA: /dIs"tINktIv/

    External links

    • distinctive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • distinctive in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of distinctive by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

    2. Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor- Curtis Wilkie
    3. capable of being classified

    Definition of distinctive by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Distinctive a. [Cf. F. distinctif.]
      1. Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

      The distinctive character and institutions of New England. Bancroft.

      2. Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.