English adjective: characteristic
|1.||characteristic typical or distinctive|
|Samples||Heard my friend's characteristic laugh.|
Red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn.
Stripes characteristic of the zebra.
|Similar||diagnostic, distinctive, peculiar, symptomatic, typical|
English noun: characteristic
|1.||characteristic (cognition) a prominent attribute or aspect of something|
|Samples||The map showed roads and other features.|
Generosity is one of his best characteristics.
|Broader (hypernym)||attribute, dimension, property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aspect, attracter, attraction, attractive feature, attractor, badge, centerpiece, centrepiece, contour, distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic, excellence, excellency, external, facet, invariant, magnet, peculiarity, safety feature, sex character, sex characteristic, sexual characteristic|
|2.||characteristic (attribute) a distinguishing quality|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aspect, compatibility, curability, curableness, dangerousness, directness, earmark, hallmark, incompatibility, incurability, incurableness, indirectness, passport, point, point, recommendation, robustness, ruralism, rurality, safeness, saving grace, spot, straightness, streak, stylemark, trademark|
|3.||characteristic (communication) the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2|
|Broader (hypernym)||integer, whole number|
|4.||characteristic (attribute) any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions|