|1.||[ adjective ] 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!"
|2.||[ adjective ] possible to classify|
|3.||[ adjective ] 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"