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

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  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. characteristic

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

    nondescription, abstractedness, generality, miscellany

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. characteristicadjective

    special, peculiar

  2. characteristicnoun

    peculiarity, marked feature

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. characteristicnoun

    trait, peculiarity, feature, attribute, attribution, idiosyncrasy

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How to use characteristic in a sentence?

  1. Paul Barrett:

    We believed the impressions we saw at Penarth were consistently spaced to suggest an animal walking. We also saw displacement rims where mud had been pushed up. These structures are characteristic of active movement through the soft ground.

  2. José Ortega y Gasset:

    The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.

  3. Brian Tracy:

    Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.

  4. Sir Ronald A. Fisher:

    Our view. . . is that it is an essential characteristic of experimentation that it is carried out with limited resources, and an essential part of the subject of experimental design to ascertain how these should be best applied; or, in particular, to which causes of disturbance care should be given, and which ought to be deliberately ignored.

  5. Jennifer Jones:

    If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.

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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