from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marking a distinction; distinguishing.
  • adjective Able to discriminate or distinguish.
  • adjective Serving as a diacritic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Serving to distinguish; distinguishing; distinctive: as, a diacritical mark, point, or sign.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of distinguishing or of making a distinction.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or serving as a diacritic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of distinguishing


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  • capable of distinguishing; "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel

    October 31, 2007