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Definitions of characteristic:
  • noun:   a distinguishing quality
  • noun:   any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
  • noun:   the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
  • noun:   a prominent aspect of something
    Example: "Generosity is one of his best characteristics"
  • adjective:   typical or distinctive
    Example: "Heard my friend's characteristic laugh"

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