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dɪˈstɪŋk tɪvdis·tinc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinctive, typicaladjective

    of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

    "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"

  2. classifiable, distinctiveadjective

    capable of being classified

Wiktionary

  1. distinctiveadjective

    that serves to distinguish between things

  2. distinctiveadjective

    that is characteristic or typical of something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinctiveadjective

    marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar

  2. Distinctiveadjective

    having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. distinctif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. distinctive

    To have a specific form or way of creating or expressing.

    As humans we have similar qualities and distinctive form or ways of creating and expressing ourselves.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4124

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Adjectives Frequency: #567

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinctive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinctive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of distinctive in a Sentence

  1. Sam Wasser:

    Wildlife populations are separated over space and time and these separated populations accumulate mutations that make them more distinctive from one another, and highly traceable.

  2. Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH:

    It made me wonder whether someone stole her for dog fighting and either cut or tried to starve her to make her aggressive, bridget was also found wearing her distinctive pink, floral collar, and her leash, and my phone number was scratched off her tag — maybe the thief got spooked by all the media attention and dumped her on a random road.

  3. Michael Proffitt:

    The inclusion in OED of a number of words coined by or associated with Roald Dahl reflects both Roald Dahl influence as an author and Roald Dahl vivid and distinctive style, for many children Roald Dahl’s work is not only one of their first experiences of reading, but also their earliest exposure to the creative power of language.

  4. Frank Stephenson:

    If the competitors come out there with their hovercraft or drones or whatever type of vehicles, they'll have their own distinctive look, let the other guys do whatever they want. The last thing I want to do is anything that has been done before.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A notion and recognition of human equality indeed enlighten humanity significantly, which builds and strengthens a bridge of justice, rights, respect, and harmony in society; otherwise, distinctive perception and injustice prevail.

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