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Word of the Day - Characteristic

Updated: Jun 1


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

noun

a distinguishing feature or quality

Mathematics.

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


Dictionary Entries near characteristic

characterful

character-gradient

characterisation

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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