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Is there a word to refer to the quality of an object (or person) to distinguish other distinct objects?

  • What's wrong with the noun distinctness? – Michael Rybkin Mar 22 '18 at 15:35
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What do you think of the words recognizability, distinguishability and discernibility?

  • Distinguishability sounds good. Anything fancier? – Anoop Mysore Mar 22 '18 at 17:28
  • Discernibility sounds fancy enough. – Michael Rybkin Mar 22 '18 at 17:30
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Well the grammatically correct version of 'separatableness' would be 'separability'.

However I think 'uniqueness' or 'distinctiveness' fits what you're looking for better.

  • Distinctiveness works well here. – James K Mar 22 '18 at 15:41
  • Wouldn't distinctiveness solely mean that the object in consideration is different from other objects? I want to say that the object has the ability to distinguish between other objects. – Anoop Mysore Mar 22 '18 at 17:31
  • Oh so you're saying you have object A, which has the ability to tell the difference between objects B and C. You want to describe that ability of A? – Ethan Mar 23 '18 at 8:07
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I'd go with unique, or uniqueness

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