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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·tinc·tive /dɪˈstɪŋ(k)tɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tinc·tive a.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,