English dictionary

Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English adjective: characteristic

1. characteristic typical or distinctive

SamplesHeard my friend's characteristic laugh.
Red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn.
Stripes characteristic of the zebra.

Similardiagnostic, distinctive, peculiar, symptomatic, typical

See alsotypical


English noun: characteristic

1. characteristic (cognition) a prominent attribute or aspect of something

SamplesThe 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

Broader (hypernym)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

Part meronymnature

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

Synonymsdevice characteristic

Broader (hypernym)property

Domain categoryelectronics

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk