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distinctiveadjective

 us   /dɪˈstɪŋk·tɪv/
marking something as ​clearly different from ​others: a distinctive ​flavor/writing ​style
distinctively
adverb  /dɪˈstɪŋ·tɪv·li/
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distinctiveadjective

uk   us   /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.

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distinctively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
distinctiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of distinctive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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