1. The attribute of a thing that makes it what it is, e.g., wings are on birds not cats. 2. Phonemics. The attribute of a speech sound that distinguishes from other speech sounds. See binary feature; minimal pair.

FEATURE: "A feature is what makes a thing distinct."
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