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Synonyms for (noun) characteristic

Synonyms: characteristic Definition: a distinguishing quality

Similar words: quality Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare

Synonyms: device characteristic, characteristic Definition: any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

Similar words: property Definition: a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class Usage: a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

Synonyms: characteristic, feature Definition: a prominent attribute or aspect of something Usage: the map showed roads and other features; generosity is one of his best characteristics

Similar words: dimension, property, attribute Definition: a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished Usage: self-confidence is not an endearing property

Synonyms: characteristic Definition: the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

Similar words: whole number, integer Definition: any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero Usage: an integer is a number that is not a fraction

Synonyms for (adjective) characteristic

Synonyms: characteristic Definition: typical or distinctive Usage: heard my friend's characteristic laugh; red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn; stripes characteristic of the zebra

Similar words: symptomatic, diagnostic Definition: characteristic or indicative of a disease Usage: a diagnostic sign of yellow fever; a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever; symptomatic of insanity; a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown

Similar words: distinctive, typical Definition: of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing Usage: Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor- Curtis Wilkie; that is typical of you!

Similar words: peculiar Definition: characteristic of one only; distinctive or special Usage: the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.- R.B.Taney