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Synonyms for characteristic
ˌkær ɪk təˈrɪs tɪkchar·ac·ter·is·tic

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. characteristicadjective

    idiosyncrasy, idiosyncratic, indicative, specific, signature, exclusive, distinctive, representative, typical, mannerism, quality, trademark, attribute, tendency, trait

    uncharacteristic, untypical

  2. characteristicnoun

    being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing

    exclusive, specific, distinctive, representative, idiosyncratic, indicative, signature, typical, quality, tendency, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, trademark, trait, attribute

    uncharacteristic, untypical

  3. characteristicnoun

    the integer part of a logarithm

    attribute, quality, tendency, idiosyncrasy, trait, mannerism, trademark

  4. characteristicnoun

    the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc)

    trademark, quality, attribute, tendency, mannerism, trait, idiosyncrasy

  5. characteristicnoun

    The minimum number of times that the unit of a field must be added unto itself in order to yield that field's zero, or, if that minimum natural number does not exist, then (the integer) zero.

    attribute, idiosyncrasy, trait, trademark, quality, tendency, mannerism

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. characteristic

    A characteristic belongs to the nature or character of the person, thing, or class, and serves to identify an object; as, a copper-colored skin, high cheek-bones, and straight, black hair are characteristics of the American Indian. A sign is manifest to an observer; a mark or a characteristic may be more difficult to discover; an insensible person may show signs of life, while sometimes only close examination will disclose marks of violence. Pallor is ordinarily a mark of fear; but in some brave natures it is simply a characteristic of intense earnestness. Mark is sometimes used in a good, but often in a bad sense; we speak of the characteristic of a gentleman, the mark of a villain. Compare ATTRIBUTE; CHARACTER.

    attribute, attribute, character, distinction, feature, indication, mark, peculiarity, property, quality, sign, singularity, trace, trait

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. characteristic

    distinction, peculiarity, diagnosis, idiosyncrasy, speciality, individuality, personality, singularity

    nondescription, abstractedness, generality, miscellany

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. feature, characteristicnoun

    a prominent attribute or aspect of something

    "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

    feature, feature of speech, device characteristic, lineament, feature article, feature film


  2. characteristicnoun

    a distinguishing quality

    device characteristic, feature


  3. characteristicnoun

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

    device characteristic, feature


  4. characteristic, device characteristicadjective

    any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

    device characteristic, feature


  5. characteristicadjective

    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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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. characteristicadjective

    special, peculiar

  2. characteristicnoun

    peculiarity, marked feature

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. characteristicnoun

    trait, peculiarity, feature, attribute, attribution, idiosyncrasy

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How to use characteristic in a sentence?

  1. Benito Mussolini, The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism, 1935:

    If every age has its own characteristic doctrine, there are a thousand signs which point to Fascism as the characteristic doctrine of our time.

  2. Gary Zukav:

    Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

  3. Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh:

    On the floating islands, we conducted embankment (consolidation) to prevent them from waves and erosion, to ensure safety for the people and the soldiers stationed on the islands, on the submerged islands, we only built small houses, which can accommodate a few people and we are not expanding. The scope and characteristic of our work is purely civilian.

  4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

    It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.

  5. President Ashraf Ghani:

    Daesh's characteristic is that it is man-eating. It swallows its competitors, here, it is not physical presence of people from Syria or Iraq. It is the network effect.

Translations for characteristic

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  • مميز, صفةArabic
  • характерен, отличителна черта, отличителенBulgarian
  • বৈশিষ্ট্যBengali
  • característica, característicCatalan, Valencian
  • charakteristický, charakteristika, vlastnostCzech
  • karakteristikum, karakteristik, karakteristikon, kendemærkeDanish
  • Eigenart, Kenngröße, charakteristisch, Kennwert, typisch, Eigenschaft, bezeichnend, Merkmal, Charakteristik, kennzeichnendGerman
  • χαρακτηριστικός, χαρακτηριστικόGreek
  • karakteriza, karakteriziloEsperanto
  • característica, característicoSpanish
  • مشخصهPersian
  • karakteristika, luonteenomainen, tunnusmerkki, ominainen, tunnusomainen, erityispiirre, tuntomerkkiFinnish
  • caractéristiques, caractéristiqueFrench
  • aitreabúidIrish
  • característica, característicoGalician
  • סממןHebrew
  • विHindi
  • characteristicInterlingua
  • ciriIndonesian
  • distingiva, karakteriziva, karakterizivo, karakteristiko, traito, proprajoIdo
  • caratteristico, caratteristicaItalian
  • מאפייןHebrew
  • 特性, 特徴Japanese
  • დამახასიათებელიGeorgian
  • 특성Korean
  • tūāhuaMāori
  • kenmerkend, karakteristiek, idiosyncratisch, trekjeDutch
  • cecha, charakterystycznyPolish
  • característica, característicoPortuguese
  • caracteristică, caracteristicRomanian
  • типи́чный, характерная черта, отличи́тельный, характе́рный, характеристика, особенность, отличительная черта, чертаRussian
  • osobina, značajkaSerbo-Croatian
  • karakteristikëAlbanian
  • karakteristik, karakteristisk, karakteristikum, kännetecknandeSwedish
  • 特点Chinese

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