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Definitions of characteristic

  1. typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a distinguishing quality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (electronics) any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Typical; pertaining to, or displaying, the moral nature of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A distinguishing mark or quality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Characteristically. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. That which marks or constitutes the character. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Charactoristically. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Constituting character. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. That which marks the character. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. That characterizes; distinguishing; specific. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A distinctive feature; peculiarity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Constituting or exhibiting peculiar qualities. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. That which constitutes the character; that which distinguishes one person or thing from another. The characteristic of a logarithm. Its index or exponent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. That which distinguishes a person or thing from another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Applied to the principal letter of a word, retained in all its derivatives and compounds, or nearly all. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Typical, distinctive, (trait, mark, quality), whence characteristically adv.; (Math.) index of logarithm. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Serving to distinguish or mark as distinct. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. As a n., a distinguishing mark, a part or attribute of a thing which distinguishes it from other things. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. That which constitutes a character; that which distinguishes a person or thing from another. Cabinet Dictionary
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