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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinctive  \Dis*tinc"tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  distinctif.] 
  1.  Marking  or  expressing  distinction  or  difference; 
  distinguishing;  characteristic;  peculiar. 
 
  The  distinctive  character  and  institutions  of  New 
  England.  --Bancroft. 
 
  2.  Having  the  power  to  distinguish  and  discern; 
  discriminating.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distinctive 
  adj  1:  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!"  [syn:  {typical}] 
  2:  possible  to  classify  [syn:  {classifiable}] 
  3:  serving  to  distinguish  or  identify  a  species  or  group  "the 
  distinguishing  mark  of  the  species  is  its  plumage"; 
  "distinctive  tribal  tattoos";  "we  were  asked  to  describe 
  any  identifying  marks  or  distinguishing  features"  [syn:  {distinguishing}, 
  {identifying(a)}] 




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