discriminative

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. discriminant function,
  2. discriminate,
  3. discriminating,
  4. discrimination,
  5. discrimination learning,
  6. discriminator,
  7. discriminatory,
  8. discrown,
  9. discursion,
  10. discursive

Origin of discriminative

First recorded in 1630–40; discriminate + -ive

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

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