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distinctive (adj.)

early 15c., "marking distinction, difference, or peculiarity," from Old French distinctif and directly from Medieval Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct-, past-participle stem of distinguere "to separate between, keep separate, mark off" (see distinguish). Meaning "markedly individual" is from 1580s. Related: Distinctively; distinctiveness.

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Definitions of distinctive from WordNet

distinctive (adj.)
of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie;
Synonyms: typical
distinctive (adj.)
capable of being classified;
Synonyms: classifiable
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