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Characteristic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Characteristic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Characteristic [ a.]
- Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
2 . Characteristic [ n.]
- A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
- The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.

Meaning of 'Characteristic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . characteristic [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a prominent attribute or aspect of something
Example in sentence:
  • generosity is one of his best characteristics;
  • the map showed roads and other features
2 . characteristic [ a]
Meaning (2):
- typical or distinctive
Example in sentence:
  • heard my friend's characteristic laugh;
  • red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn;
  • stripes characteristic of the zebra