distinguishing

[ dih-sting-gwi-shing ]
/ dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪ ʃɪŋ /

adjective

distinctive; characteristic, as a definitive feature of an individual or group: Intricate rhyming is a distinguishing feature of her poetry.

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Origin of distinguishing

First recorded in 1660–70; distinguish + -ing2

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