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distinc′tive fea′ture

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.
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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.
Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive feature: it has simplified the class antagonisms: Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes, directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Aug 16 (ANI): On the seventh day of the Ayodhya Babri Masjid land (Title) dispute case in the Supreme Court, senior lawyer C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for Ram Lala Virajman, on Friday said excavations from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have found distinctive features of a 10th century temple beneath the Babri Mosque site.
The vehicle features a long nose and sleek curved roofline, although the spied test vehicle had a number of stick on features designed to obscure its more distinctive features.
"Dynamic and comprehensive ties, mutual understanding and confidence-based high-level dialogue are distinctive features of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations and multiply the traditions of friendship between our peoples," he said.
Unfolding the distinctive features of the mega event he said that 'Interiors Pakistan' is an opportunity for the largest furniture compasnies and interior designers in Pakistan to display their products.
Instead, his distinctive features have been captured on canvas by painter Ray Husband and hang on the wall at the Saabat Gallery as party of an exhibition called Heterotopia.
Family gatherings at Iftar and Suhoor are among the most distinctive features of the month with sumptuous banquets.
Customers can now drive one of the best SUVs in the market, thanks to its high performance, technology and distinctive features," said Sheikh Faleh.
Talking to media prior to departure to Kathmandu, SAARC CCI Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik, leader of the delegation, said the distinctive features of Business Leaders Conclave will also be highlighted during the deliberations, besides the briefing to the participants on regional issues confronting the South Asian countries hindering in the way of rapid economic prosperity.
These coins have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social and cultural values and are introduced from time to time.
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.