stingu-, -stingu, stinct-, -stinct

(Latin: from -stingere and -stinguere, to separate; to quench, quenching; to wipe out, to obliterate; to goad, to stick; sticking, puncturing, probing)

contradistinction (s) (noun), contradistinctions (pl)
A difference between two things, made by presenting their different qualities: There was obviously a definite contradistinction between the painting and the sculpture when they were shown together at the exhibition by the same creator.
contradistinctive (adjective), more contradistinctive, most contradistinctive
A reference to differences as seen in opposing qualities or characteristics.
contradistinctively (adverb), more contradistinctively, most contradistinctively
A descriptive term for showing differences in opposition or contrast: There is obviously a difference between plants and animals so that is why they are in contradistinctions by people.
contradistinguish (verb), contradistinguishes; contradistinguished; contradistinguishing
1. To discern or to detect contrasting qualities or features with the senses.
2. To differentiate something by means of contrasting or opposing qualities.
differentiate, distinguish
differentiate (dif" uh REN shee ayt") (verb)
To mark or identify distinguishing qualities or characteristics of something: How can a person differentiate between a rock and a hard place?
distinguish (di STING gwish) (verb)
To perceive or to mark as different; to divide into classes or categories: Mindy marked each rock in her collection with a white dot to distinguish her rocks from those belonging to others.

In order to differentiate the distinctive geological features on the map, Lynette used different colored markers to distinguish low hill formations from higher hill formations.

distinct (adjective), more distinct, most distinct
A reference to something that is well-defined and discrete: There are people who are distinct individuals and easily separated in one's mind from others.
distinction (s) (noun), distinctions (pl)
distinctive (adjective), more distinctive, most distinctive
Characteristic of something that can be set apart and be recognized as being different: Most educated people have distinctive skills that are very different from those who have not learned to enhance their knowledge and reasoning abilities.
distinctively (adverb), more distinctively, most distinctively
distinctiveness (noun) (usually no plural)
distinctly (adjective), more distinctly, most distinctly
distinctness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
distinguish (verb), distinguishes; distinguished; distinguishing
1. To be aware of a difference between two or more people, groups, or things, or to show that they are different from each other: "Henry learned as a child to distinguish between what was good and that which was bad."
2. To be a feature or characteristic which shows that one person, group, or thing is different from another: "Do you know what distinguishes dogs from wolves?"
3. To be able to recognize or to identify someone or something: "William could barely distinguish where the road was in the thick fog."
4. To make oneself well known because of some outstanding performance; especially, in a profession, an art, or in an organization.
5. Etymology: from Middle French distinguiss-, stem of distinguer, or directly from Latin distinguere, "to separate between, to separate by making a very small hole", from dis-, "apart" + -stinguere, "to puncture" or "to pierce".
distinguishable (adjective), more distinguishable, most distinguishable
1. Capable of being recognized as different or conspicuous: The color black is distinguishable and perceptible against a white surface.
2. Susceptible of being heard or seen under difficult circumstances: The people in the next apartment were having a loud argument, but the words they shouted were not distinguishable and could not be understood.
distinguishableness (s) (noun) (no plural)