Distinctive-feature meaning

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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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]

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