Word of the Day - Characteristic
Updated: Jun 1
Characteristic - k ae r ih k t ax r ih s t ih t k
a distinguishing trait
It was characteristic of him to open the door for her.
pertaining to, constituting, or indicating the character or peculiar quality of a person or thing; typical; distinctive
a distinguishing feature or quality
1. the integral part of a common logarithm.Compare mantissa.
2. the exponent of 10 in a number expressed in scientific notation.
3. the smallest positive integer n such that each element of a given ring added to itself n times results in 0.
Synonyms for characteristic on Thesaurus.com
distinctive, idiosyncratic, innate, peculiar, singular, unique, essential, exclusive, indicative, individual, local, native, normal, original, particular, personal, private, regular, representative, special, specific, appropriate, diagnostic, differentiating, discriminating, discriminative, distinguishing, emblematic, especial, fixed, inborn, inbred, individualistic, individualizing, ingrained, inherent, marked, proper, symbolic, symptomatic
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First known use
First recorded in 1655–65; from Greek charaktēristikós