Distinctive-feature Definition

noun
Any of the set of phonetic characteristics that, when variously grouped together, distinguish one phoneme from another.
The bundle of distinctive features for the phoneme /m/ includes [+ consonant] and [+ nasal], while the one for the phoneme /p/ includes [+ consonant] and [- nasal]
Webster's New World
Distinctive feature is defined as something unique or different that sets someone or something apart from the rest.
An example of a distinctive feature is striking blue eyes.
An example of a distinctive feature is an easy-to-use computer operating system.
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Synonyms:
distinguishing characteristicpeculiarity

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