Distinguishing Dis*tin"guish*ing, a. Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic. [1913 Webster]

The distinguishing doctrines of our holy religion. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{Distinguishing pennant} (Naut.), a special pennant by which any particular vessel in a fleet is recognized and signaled. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

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  • distinguishing — distinguishing; un·distinguishing; …   English syllables

  • distinguishing — index discovery, discreet, distinctive, personal (individual) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Distinguishing — For Wikipedia disambiguating see Wikipedia:Disambiguation. In law, to distinguish a case means to contrast the facts of the case before the court from the facts of a case of precedent where there is an apparent similarity. By successfully… …   Wikipedia

  • Distinguishing — Distinguish Dis*tin guish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distinguished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distinguishing}.] [F. distinguer, L. distinguere, distinctum; di = dis + stinguere to quench, extinguish; prob. orig., to prick, and so akin to G. stechen, E. stick …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distinguishing — distinguishingly, adv. /di sting gwi shing/, adj. distinctive; characteristic, as a definitive feature of an individual or group: Intricate rhyming is a distinguishing feature of her poetry. [1660 70; DISTINGUISH + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • distinguishing — adj. Distinguishing is used with these nouns: ↑attribute, ↑characteristic, ↑feature, ↑mark …   Collocations dictionary

  • distinguishing — dis|tin|guish|ing [ dı stıŋgwıʃıŋ ] adjective a distinguishing feature, mark etc. makes someone or something clearly different from other similar people or things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distinguishing — adjective does he have any distinguishing features, such as a scar or a birthmark? Syn: distinctive, differentiating, characteristic, typical, peculiar, singular, unique …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • distinguishing — UK [dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃɪŋ] / US adjective a distinguishing feature, mark etc makes someone or something clearly different from other similar people or things …   English dictionary

  • distinguishing — adjective That serves to distinguish …   Wiktionary

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