Origin of distinctive
Examples from the Web for distinctiveness
Its distinctiveness arises from a key region, the frontal cortex, not being fully developed.
But Massad is right in describing Zionism as being premised on Jewish distinctiveness.
In late 2007 Romney traveled to Texas AM to soothe evangelicals with a speech that downplayed the distinctiveness of Mormonism.
And it is their distinctiveness that is influencing the broader culture.
Part of his distinctiveness stems from his family background.
The outer aspect of the place was attractive enough, with something of distinctiveness about it.When the Cock Crows|Waldron Baily
This distinctiveness is more marked among the interior groups where the soldered type of lobe increases to 31 percent.A Racial Study of the Fijians|Norman E. Gabel
Christians:asserting their distinctiveness, 271 ff.trying to conquer the Spirit, 122 ff.The Ego and His Own|Max Stirner
There is an undefinable character and distinctiveness about Sunday morning which is not possessed by any other day of the week.The Right Stuff|Ian Hay
Many expedients may lend their aid to the higher degrees of distinctiveness.
British Dictionary definitions for distinctiveness
Word Origin and History for distinctiveness
early 15c., from Old French distinctif and directly from Medieval Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct-, past participle of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "markedly individual" is from 1580s. Related: Distinctively; distinctiveness.