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1. characteristic [ a ] typical or distinctive
Examples: "heard my friend's characteristic laugh" "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn" "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

Used in print:

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

Owing to the restrained usages characteristic of 19_th century America , these letters usually were stereotyped and revealed little depth of feeling .

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

Therefore employment and education in all the schools in a metropolitan area are related in different ways from those which are characteristic of the comprehensive high_school described in my first report .

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

Is it not characteristic of the greatest art that it confronts us with something we cannot clarify , demanding that the viewer respond to it in his own never predictable way ?

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

Mimesis is the nearest possible thing to the actual re-living of experience , in which the imagining person recovers through images something of the force and depth characteristic of experience itself .

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

Again , Henley 's attitude of defiance which colors his ideal of self mastery is far from characteristic of a Stoic thinker like Marcus_Aurelius , whose gentle acquiescence is almost Christian , comparable_to the patience expressed in Milton 's sonnet on his own blindness .

Synonyms characteristic Related Terms uncharacteristic distinctive diagnostic distinguishing peculiar typical

2. characteristic [ n ] a prominent aspect of something
Examples: : "the map showed roads and other features" "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

He has given only the one pass in his 27 innings , an unusual characteristic for a southpaw .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

This is a characteristic of good stereo recording and one of its tremendous advantages over monaural sound .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

When sufficiently accurate and complete measurements are available , it will be possible to set limits on the thermal and electrical characteristics of the surface and subsurface materials of the moon .

Observations of the radio_emission of a planet which has an extensive atmosphere will probe the atmosphere to_a_greater_extent than those using shorter wave_lengths and should in some cases give otherwise unobtainable information about the characteristics of the solid surface .

The observable characteristics of planetary radio_radiation are the intensity , the polarization , and the direction of arrival of the waves .

Synonyms feature characteristic Related Terms property aspect badge attraction peculiarity centerpiece safety_feature excellence external contour sex_characteristic have

3. characteristic [ n ] a distinguishing quality

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

One characteristic of the spirit in community is its givenness .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

In their vases were embodied the basic aesthetic and logical characteristics of Greek civilization , at_first hesitantly in Protogeometric work , and_then more confidently in the initial stages of the Geometric style .

Synonyms characteristic Related Terms quality aspect hallmark streak point ruralism compatibility passport safeness dangerousness incurability curability directness indirectness point incompatibility nature

4. characteristic [ n ] (electronics) any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

Synonyms device_characteristic characteristic Related Terms property electronics

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

Synonyms characteristic Related Terms integer

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