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Word of the Day - Characteristic

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

How to pronounce Characteristic
How to pronounce Characteristic

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.

Definition adjective

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.

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First known use

First recorded in 1655–65; from Greek charaktēristikós

Word of the Day - Characteristic
Word of the Day - Characteristic

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