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discriminative

[ dih-skrim-uh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv ]
/ dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv /
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adjective

constituting a particular quality, trait, or difference; characteristic; notable.
making distinctions; discriminating.

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Origin of discriminative

First recorded in 1630–40; discriminate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM discriminative

dis·crim·i·na·tive·ly, adverbnon·dis·crim·i·na·tive, adjectivenon·dis·crim·i·na·tive·ly, adverb
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