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Definition of "distinctiveness" [dis•tinc•tive•ness]

  • The quality of being distinctive, individual or discrete (noun)
  • Something which distinguishes something from anything else (noun)

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Use "distinctiveness" in a sentence
  • "What defines our distinctiveness is the fact that we, unlike the United States, are not a republic."
  • "Credible complexity in a character can be achieved in at least two ways: Either distinctiveness is a matter of the sometimes gaudy and eye-catching methods of personality -- stark red hair, deep sag to the breast, the tortured lisp of the poorly born -- or it can be a presentation of the sometimes invisible but momentously significant suasions that inhabit us all -- the '' not-thought in thought, the unseen in the visible, the places into which the imagination must reach."
  • "Their own sense of ethnic distinctiveness is identified through religion — Theravada Buddhism — and language — Sinhala."