Definition of Distinguishing characteristic
1. Noun. An odd or unusual characteristic.
Generic synonyms: Characteristic, Feature
Specialized synonyms: Calling Card
Lexicographical Neighbors of Distinguishing Characteristic
Literary usage of Distinguishing characteristic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The distinguishing characteristic for the definition of the parable is the juxtaposition of idea and story. The story is of importance since it pictures an ..."
2. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"CHAPTER V THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM IN PROPRIETARY NEW NETHERLAND THE distinguishing characteristic of New York as a pro- CHAP. prietary province was the ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the Kurdish chief is pride of ancestry. This feeling is in many cases exaggerated, for in reality the ..."
4. The Rights of Man: A Study in Twentieth Century Problems by Lyman Abbott (1902)
"It is all the more dangerous because it is worldwide ; but it is not the distinguishing characteristic of the American people. ..."
5. Patentable Invention by Edward Sabine Renwick (1893)
"Process of Making an Article of Manufacture is not a distinguishing characteristic of it. It has been previously stated ( § 10) that a change of the ..."
6. The Home and Foreign Review (1864)
"The one distinguishing characteristic of these mere promises to pay—these bills, cheques, and book-credits—is, that the acceptance of them is entirely ..."