Definition of distinguishing in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈstiNGɡwiSHiNG/


Characteristic of one thing or person, so serving to identify it; distinctive: a house with no distinguishing features
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  • According to Mayer, there are four distinguishing characteristics of Modern Regulation.
  • Creole cooking is the distinguishing feature of Creole homes.
  • Rum's main distinguishing factor is the source of its distillation.

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Syllabification: dis·tin·guish·ing

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