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