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English definition of “distinctive”

distinctive

adjective     /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv/
C1 Something that is distinctive is easy to recognize because it is different from other things: a distinctive smell/taste She's got a very distinctive voice.Different and differenceUnique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality distinctively     /-li/ adverb Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityDifferent and difference distinctiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Different and differenceExceptional qualities, things and people
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