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distinc′tive fea′ture


n.
any of a set of phonetic properties, as bilabial, voiced, or nasal, serving to characterize and distinguish between the significant sounds or phonemes in a language.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.distinctive feature - an odd or unusual characteristic
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
calling card - a distinguishing characteristic or behavior; "bombs are a terrorist's calling cards"
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But possessing all the grand distinctive features of the leviathan, most naturalists have recognised him for one.
These coins have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social and cultural values and are introduced from time to time.
These coins have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social, and cultural values and are introduced from time to time," a notification from the RBI read.
Built as a publicity exercise to promote the standard Avenger range, the Tiger has distinctive features including Sundance Yellow paintwork with a matt black bonnet bulge unique to the Mk 1.
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The distinctive features are that the observe side has the coat of Arms (Khanjar), the name of the country (Sultanate of Oman), the name of Central Bank of Oman, and face value in Arabic and English.
The distinctive features, specifications and indicative selling price of this coin are mentioned below; however the price is subject to change in accordance with the variations in the prices of silver in the International market.
Many 1930s pre-war and 1950s post-war 'Jagger' homes have distinctive features such as curved bay windows, arched doors and Art Deco styling, while the name Jagger automatically conferred a label of quality on a proper ty.
Workbook for the identification of phonological processes and distinctive features, 4th ed.
They are intended to make full use of the Avro Business Jet's distinctive features, such as its large rear-opening freight door and high level of interior space.
Head chef Guy Day said: "Just like a good wine, great chocolate has distinctive features which complements savoury cooking very well and isn't too rich or overpowering.
The Miraflex press, the first of its kind in the UK, has many distinctive features which provide improved quality and faster changeover speeds.

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