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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.

Synonyms for characteristic on

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

Dictionary Entries near characteristic





characteristic curve

characteristic equation

characteristic function

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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