HyperDic: characteristic

English > 5 senses of the word characteristic:
ADJECTIVEallcharacteristictypical or distinctive / distinctive
NOUNcognitioncharacteristic, featurea prominent attribute or aspect of something
attributecharacteristica distinguishing quality
communicationcharacteristicthe integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm
attributecharacteristic, device characteristicany measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
characteristic > pronunciation
Soundskeh.rahkterih'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > characteristic: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtypical or distinctive / distinctive.
Examples
  • "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"
  • "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"
  • "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
Narrowerdiagnostic, symptomaticcharacteristic or indicative of a disease
distinctive, typicalOf a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
peculiarcharacteristic of one only
See alsotypicalExhibiting the qualities or characteristics / characteristics that identify a group or kind or category / category
Oppositeuncharacteristicdistinctive and not typical
Spanishcaracterístico, típico
Catalancaracterístic, típic
Nounscharactera characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
characteristica distinguishing quality
Adverbscharacteristicallyin characteristic manner
English > characteristic: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA prominent attribute or aspect of something.
Example "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
Synonymfeature
Narroweraspect, facetA distinct / distinct feature or element in a problem
attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnetA characteristic / characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
badgeAny feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)
centerpiece, centrepieceThe central or most important feature
contourA feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
excellence, excellencyAn outstanding feature
externaloutward features
invariantA feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
peculiarity, distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristicAn odd / odd or unusual characteristic / characteristic
safety featurefeature of an artifact that is added to insure a user's safety
sex characteristic, sexual characteristic, sex characterThose characteristics / characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
Broaderproperty, attribute, dimensionA construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
Spanishcaracterística, rasgo
Catalancaracterística, tret
English > characteristic: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA distinguishing quality.
Part ofnatureThe essential qualities or characteristics / characteristics by which something is recognized
NarroweraspectA characteristic to be considered
compatibilitycapability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
curability, curablenesscapability of being cured or healed
dangerousnessThe quality of not being safe
directness, straightnesstrueness of course toward a goal / goal
hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemarkA distinctive characteristic or attribute
incompatibilityThe quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination
incurability, incurablenessincapability of being cured or healed
indirectnessHaving the characteristic / characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal / goal
point, spotAn outstanding characteristic / characteristic
pointA distinguishing or individuating characteristic
recommendation, passportAny quality or characteristic / characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission
robustnessThe characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual / intellectual challenge
rurality, ruralismA rural characteristic / characteristic or trait
safenessThe quality of being safe
saving graceA redeeming quality or characteristic
streakA distinctive characteristic
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Spanishcaracterística, característico
Catalancaracterística
Adjectivescharacteristictypical or distinctive / distinctive
English > characteristic: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic / characteristic is 2.
Broaderinteger, whole numberAny of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
Spanishcaracterística
Catalancaracterística
English > characteristic: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAny measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions.
Synonymdevice characteristic
CategoryelectronicsThe branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

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