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  Definition of characteristic
  1. a distinguishing quality
  2. any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
  3. a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
  4. the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
  5. typical or distinctive; "heard my friend''s characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
Similar Words: device characteristic, feature

 

See Also: typical

 

Hyponyms: recommendation, passport, compatibility, incompatibility, point, spot, hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemark, aspect, safeness, dangerousness, curability, curableness, incurability, incurableness, directness, straightness, indirectness, rurality, ruralism, streak, facet, attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet, badge, centerpiece, centrepiece, contour, excellence, external, peculiarity, distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic, safety feature

 

Part Meronyms: nature

 

Derivational Morphology: have, feature

 

 
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