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discriminative


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discriminative  \Dis*crim"i*na*tive\,  a. 
  1.  Marking  a  difference;  distinguishing;  distinctive; 
  characteristic. 
 
  That  peculiar  and  discriminative  form  of  life. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Observing  distinctions;  making  differences; 
  discriminating.  ``Discriminative  censure.''  --J.  Foster. 
  ``Discriminative  Providence.''  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discriminative 
  adj  1:  capable  of  making  fine  distinctions  [syn:  {discriminatory}] 
  2:  expressing  careful  judgment;  "discriminative  censure";  "a 
  biography  ...appreciative  and  yet  judicial  in 
  purpose"-Tyler  Dennett  [syn:  {judicial}] 




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