distinctive characteristic

  • 1distinctive characteristic — index speciality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2distinctive — I adjective characteristic, conspicuous, contrasting, diacritical, different, differentiating, differentiative, differing, discriminating, distinct, distinguishing, exclusive, idiomatic, idiosyncratic, indicating difference, indicative,… …

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  • 3characteristic — adj Characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive are comparable when they mean indicating or revealing the special quality or qualities of a particular person or thing or of a particular group of persons or things. Characteristic stresses… …

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  • 4characteristic — [kar΄ək tər is′tik, kar΄iktər is′tik] adj. [Gr charaktēristikos: see CHARACTER] of or constituting the special character; typical; distinctive [the characteristic odor of cabbage] n. 1. a distinguishing trait, feature, or quality; peculiarity 2.… …

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  • 5characteristic — I noun aspect, attribute, cast, constitution, differentia, differential, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing trait, essence, essential part, feature, humor, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, immanence, inclination, individuality, inherence,… …

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  • 6Characteristic — Char ac*ter*is tic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. charact[ e]ristique.] Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 7distinctive — [di stiŋk′tiv] adj. [ME < ML distinctivus] making distinct; distinguishing from others; characteristic SYN. CHARACTERISTIC distinctively adv. distinctiveness n …

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  • 8Distinctive — Dis*tinc tive, a. [Cf. F. distinctif.] 1. Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar. [1913 Webster] The distinctive character and institutions of New England. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the… …

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  • 9distinctive feature — index characteristic, differential, highlight, identity (individuality), particularity, specialty (distinctive mark …

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  • 10characteristic — [adj] typical; distinguishing appropriate, diagnostic, differentiating, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, emblematic, especial, essential, exclusive, fixed, idiosyncratic, inborn, inbred, indicative, individual,… …

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  • 11distinctive trait — index feature (characteristic) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12distinctive — peculiar, individual, *characteristic Analogous words: *special, particular, specific, especial: unique, particular, separate, *single: *distinct, separate, several, discrete Antonyms: typical Contrasted words: * …

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  • 13distinctive — [adj] different, unique characteristic, cool, diacritic, diagnostic, discrete, distinguishing, excellent, extraordinary, far cry, gnarly*, idiosyncratic, individual, like night and day*, offbeat, original, outstanding, peculiar, perfect, poles… …

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  • 14distinctive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ individually characteristic; distinct from others of its kind. DERIVATIVES distinctively adverb distinctiveness noun …

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  • 15characteristic — adjective and noun both first attested 1660s, from CHARACTER (Cf. character) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) on model of Gk. kharakteristikos. Earlier in the adjectival sense was characteristical (1620s). Related: Characteristically. Characteristics… …

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  • 16characteristic traits — distinctive characteristics, peculiar attributes, representative qualities, typical features …

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  • 17characteristic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. distinctive, typical, peculiar. n. quality, trait, mark, lineament, feature, peculiarity, attribute, distinction. See indication, speciality, attribution, intrinsic. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn.… …

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  • 18characteristic — I. noun Date: 1664 1. a distinguishing trait, quality, or property 2. the integral part of a common logarithm 3. the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in a ring or field yields 0 when any element is used n times with the… …

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  • 19distinctive, distinct, distinguished — These words are related but not interchangeable in meaning. Distinctive means characteristic, individual, set apart : the distinctive roar of a lion. Distinct means clear, plain, definite, unmistakable in its identity : Oxygen has properties… …

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  • 20characteristic — I adj. characteristic of II n. 1) a distinctive, marked; distinguishing, identifying; dominant, outstanding; unique characteristic 2) facial; individual; national; physical characteristics * * * [ˌkærɪktə rɪstɪk] distinguishing dominant… …

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