Characteristic

  • 1 characteristic — adj Characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive are comparable when they mean indicating or revealing the special quality or qualities of a particular person or thing or of a particular group of persons or things. Characteristic stresses… …

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  • 2 Characteristic — (from the Greek word for a property or attribute (= trait) of an entity) may refer to: In physics and engineering, any characteristic curve that shows the relationship between certain input and output parameters, for example: I V or current… …

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  • 3 characteristic — [kar΄ək tər is′tik, kar΄iktər is′tik] adj. [Gr charaktēristikos: see CHARACTER] of or constituting the special character; typical; distinctive [the characteristic odor of cabbage] n. 1. a distinguishing trait, feature, or quality; peculiarity 2.… …

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  • 4 characteristic — I noun aspect, attribute, cast, constitution, differentia, differential, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing trait, essence, essential part, feature, humor, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, immanence, inclination, individuality, inherence,… …

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  • 5 Characteristic — Char ac*ter*is tic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. charact[ e]ristique.] Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 6 characteristic — [adj] typical; distinguishing appropriate, diagnostic, differentiating, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, emblematic, especial, essential, exclusive, fixed, idiosyncratic, inborn, inbred, indicative, individual,… …

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  • 7 Characteristic — Char ac*ter*is tic, n. 1. A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized. Pope. [1913 Webster] The characteristics of a true critic. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The integral part (whether… …

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  • 8 characteristic — characteristic. См. признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 9 characteristic — characteristic. = character (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 10 characteristic — adjective and noun both first attested 1660s, from CHARACTER (Cf. character) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) on model of Gk. kharakteristikos. Earlier in the adjectival sense was characteristical (1620s). Related: Characteristically. Characteristics… …

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  • 11 characteristic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ typical of a particular person, place, or thing. ► NOUN ▪ a feature or quality typical of a person, place, or thing. DERIVATIVES characteristically adverb …

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  • 12 characteristic — char|ac|ter|is|tic1 W2S3 [ˌkærıktəˈrıstık] n [C usually plural] a quality or feature of something or someone that is typical of them and easy to recognize characteristic of ▪ a baby discovering the physical characteristics of objects… …

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  • 13 characteristic */*/ — I UK [ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk] / US [ˌkerəktəˈrɪstɪk] noun [countable] Word forms characteristic : singular characteristic plural characteristics a particular quality or feature that is typical of someone or something In the future parents may be able to …

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  • 14 characteristic — char|ac|ter|is|tic1 [ ,kerəktə rıstık ] noun count ** a particular quality or feature that is typical of someone or something: In the future parents may be able to choose their children s physical characteristics. the main/defining/distinguishing …

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  • 15 characteristic — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ defining, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, special, striking, unique ▪ Mobility is the defining characteris …

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  • 16 characteristic — [[t]kæ̱rɪktərɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ♦♦♦ characteristics 1) N COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable. Genes determine the characteristics of every… …

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  • 17 characteristic — adj. & n. adj. typical, distinctive (with characteristic expertise). n. 1 a characteristic feature or quality. 2 Math. the whole number or integral part of a logarithm. Phrases and idioms: characteristic curve a graph showing the relationship… …

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  • 18 characteristic — I. noun Date: 1664 1. a distinguishing trait, quality, or property 2. the integral part of a common logarithm 3. the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in a ring or field yields 0 when any element is used n times with the… …

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  • 19 characteristic — I adj. characteristic of II n. 1) a distinctive, marked; distinguishing, identifying; dominant, outstanding; unique characteristic 2) facial; individual; national; physical characteristics * * * [ˌkærɪktə rɪstɪk] distinguishing dominant… …

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  • 20 characteristic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. distinctive, typical, peculiar. n. quality, trait, mark, lineament, feature, peculiarity, attribute, distinction. See indication, speciality, attribution, intrinsic. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn.… …

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