that serves to distinguish between things (adjective)
that is characteristic or typical of something (adjective)
Examples of word distinctive
The next, a more reasoning and original tone of thought as respects our own distinctive principles and _distinctive situation_, with a total indifference to the theories that have been broached to sustain an alien and an antagonist system, in
In the endeavor to make his title distinctive and attractive the novice is liable to fall into the error of making it cheap and sensational.
St. Paul takes over the Septuagint translation of Jahweh ho kyrios, and makes this title distinctive of Jesus.
We do what I call distinctive content with a twist.
The leader in distinctive eyewear, beautifully displayed.