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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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. distinctif.]

  2. Distinctiveadjective

    having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating

    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. Marissa Parrott:

    They were flipping them over, making a very distinctive, almost surgical precision cut down the chest. They would even remove the gallbladder outside the body, which contains toxic bile salts. They knew to remove that bit. She added that the rats understood which areas of the toad were poisonous, using their sharp teeth and dextrous hands to eatthe non-toxic parts while leaving the poisonous areas stripped. In the medium-sized toads, as well as eating the heart and liver, they would strip off the toxic skin from one or both legs and eat the non-toxic thigh muscle.

  2. 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.

  3. Hyunsoo Shawn Je:

    These experiments are the first to recreate the distinctive features of Parkinson’s disease that we see only in human patients, we have created a new model of the pathology involved, which will allow us to track how the disease develops and how it might be slowed down or stopped.

  4. Hugh Howard:

    She and her fellow graduates have the opportunity to become experts in clandestine special operations, as well as manned and unmanned platforms to deliver distinctive capabilities to our Navy, and the joint force in defense of the nation.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A digital mentor has fewer errors, without distinctions; contrarily, a physical mentor has higher mistakes and errors, even with distinctive intuition and insight.

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