a.1.Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
Characteristic clearness of temper.
- Macaulay.
n.1.A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
2.(Math.) The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.
Noun1.characteristic - a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
Synonyms: feature
2.characteristic - a distinguishing quality
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
4.characteristic - any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
Adj.1.characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
uncharacteristic, uncharacteristic of - distinctive and not typical; "a book uncharacteristic of its author"
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