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characteristic

noun

1 characteristic

A prominent attribute or aspect of something:
— Generosity is one of his best characteristics.

synonym: feature.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 79: speciality, specialite; individuality, individuity; particularity, peculiarity; idiocrasy etc. (tendency) 176; personality, characteristic, mannerism, idiosyncrasy; ... show more

Dutch: feature, kenmerk, kenteken



2 characteristic

A distinguishing quality.

Dutch: eigenschap, hoedanigheid, karakteristiek, kenmerkend, propriëteit
Polish: wyróżnik

3 characteristic

The integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2.

Dutch: karakteristiek

4 characteristic

Any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions.

synonym: device characteristic.

Polish: charakterystyka

adjective

1 characteristic

Typical or distinctive.

Roget 5: derived from within, subjective; intrinsic, intrinsical; fundamental, normal; implanted, inherent, essential, natural; innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, ... show more

Roget 15: differing etc. v.; different, diverse, heterogeneous, multifarious, polyglot; distinguishable, dissimilar; varied, modified; diversified, various, ... show more

Roget 79: special, particular, individual, specific, proper, personal, original, private, respective, definite, determinate, especial, certain, ... show more

Roget 550: indicating etc. v., indicative, indicatory; denotative, connotative; diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, ... show more

Polish: charakterystyczny


Moby thesaurus: affection, affective, appropriate, aroma, attribute, automatism, bad habit, badge, banner, birthmark, body-build, brand, cachet, cast, categorical, character, characteristics, characterizing, classificational, classificatory ... show more.

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