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    characteristic

    characteristic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word characteristic

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