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DISTINCTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distinctive mean? 

DISTINCTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DISTINCTIVE has 2 senses:

1. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
2. capable of being classified

  Familiarity information: DISTINCTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISTINCTIVE (adjective)


Sense 1distinctive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

Synonyms:

distinctive; typical

Context examples:

Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor / that is typical of you!

Similar:

characteristic (typical or distinctive)


Sense 2distinctive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being classified

Synonyms:

classifiable; distinctive

Similar:

identifiable (capable of being identified)


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