distinctiveness


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dis·tinc·tive

 (dĭ-stĭngk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to identify; distinguishing or characteristic: the distinctive call of the hermit thrush. See Usage Note at distinct.
2. Distinguished or attractive: "Her forefinger tracked the cleft in his chin, and she thought how distinctive it made him look" (Joan Johnston).
3. Linguistics Phonemically relevant and capable of conveying a difference in meaning, as nasalization in the initial sound of mat versus bat.

dis·tinc′tive·ly adv.
dis·tinc′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distinctiveness - a distinguishing traitdistinctiveness - a distinguishing trait    
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
foible, idiosyncrasy, mannerism - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
2.distinctiveness - utter dissimilarity
dissimilarity, unsimilarity - the quality of being dissimilar

distinctiveness

noun
The quality of being individual:
Translations

distinctiveness

[dɪsˈtɪŋktɪvnɪs] Npeculiaridad f

distinctiveness

[dɪˈstɪŋktɪvnɪs] nindividualité f

distinctiveness

n (= unmistakableness)Unverwechselbarkeit f; (= characteristic nature)charakteristische Art; (= striking nature)Auffälligkeit f
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