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DISTINCTIVENESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distinctiveness mean? 

DISTINCTIVENESS (noun)
  The noun DISTINCTIVENESS has 2 senses:

1. a distinguishing trait
2. utter dissimilarity

  Familiarity information: DISTINCTIVENESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISTINCTIVENESS (noun)


Sense 1distinctiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinguishing trait

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

distinctiveness; specialness; peculiarity; speciality; specialty

Hypernyms ("distinctiveness" is a kind of...):

individualism; individuality; individuation (the quality of being individual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "distinctiveness"):

foible; idiosyncrasy; mannerism (a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual)


Sense 2distinctiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter dissimilarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

disparateness; distinctiveness

Hypernyms ("distinctiveness" is a kind of...):

dissimilarity; unsimilarity (the quality of being dissimilar)


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