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Characteristic

Characteristic

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Typical or distinctive
"Heard my friend's characteristic laugh"
"Red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"
"Stripes characteristic of the zebra"

noun


(2)   A distinguishing quality
(3)   Any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
(4)   A prominent aspect of something
"The map showed roads and other features"
"Generosity is one of his best characteristics"
(5)   The integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
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Noun



  1. a distinguishable feature of a person or thing
  2. the integer part of a logarithm
  3. the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc)

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