phonetic symbol: / kèrəktɚɪ́stɪk / 

characteristic - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a distinguishing quality

[ noun ]
■ any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
device characteristic

[ noun ]
■ a prominent attribute or aspect of something
・generosity is one of his best characteristics

[ noun ]
■ the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm
■ in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

[ adjective ]
■ typical or distinctive
・heard my friend's characteristic laugh
・red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn
・stripes characteristic of the zebra

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