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distinguishing

[dih-sting-gwi-shing] /dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
distinctive; characteristic, as a definitive feature of an individual or group:
Intricate rhyming is a distinguishing feature of her poetry.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; distinguish + -ing2
Related forms
distinguishingly, adverb
nondistinguishing, adjective
self-distinguishing, adjective
undistinguishing, adjective
undistinguishingly, adverb
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