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  • characteristic — [[t]kæ̱rɪktərɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ♦♦♦ characteristics 1) N COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable. Genes determine the characteristics of every… …   English dictionary

  • characteristic — adj. & n. adj. typical, distinctive (with characteristic expertise). n. 1 a characteristic feature or quality. 2 Math. the whole number or integral part of a logarithm. Phrases and idioms: characteristic curve a graph showing the relationship… …   Useful english dictionary

  • characteristic — adj Characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive are comparable when they mean indicating or revealing the special quality or qualities of a particular person or thing or of a particular group of persons or things. Characteristic stresses… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • characteristic — I noun aspect, attribute, cast, constitution, differentia, differential, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing trait, essence, essential part, feature, humor, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, immanence, inclination, individuality, inherence,… …   Law dictionary

  • Feature (archaeology) — Feature in archaeology and especially excavation has several different but allied meanings. A feature is a collection of one or more contexts representing some human non portable activity that generally has a vertical characteristic to it in… …   Wikipedia

  • characteristic — [kar΄ək tər is′tik, kar΄iktər is′tik] adj. [Gr charaktēristikos: see CHARACTER] of or constituting the special character; typical; distinctive [the characteristic odor of cabbage] n. 1. a distinguishing trait, feature, or quality; peculiarity 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Feature — Fea ture (?; 135), n. [OE. feture form, shape, feature, OF. faiture fashion, make, fr. L. factura a making, formation, fr. facere, factum, to make. See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Facture}.] 1. The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feature — I (appearance) noun aspect, countenance, external appearance, form, lineament, lineamentum, lines, look, outward appearance, physiognomy, shape, visage II (characteristic) noun aspect, attribute, component, constituent, detail, distinction,… …   Law dictionary

  • feature — [n1] characteristic affection, angle, article, aspect, attribute, character, component, constituent, detail, differential, earmark*, element, facet, factor, gag*, gimmick, hallmark, idiosyncrasy, individuality, ingredient, integrant, item, mark,… …   New thesaurus

  • feature — [fē′chər] n. [ME feture < OFr faiture < L factura, a making, formation < pp. of facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) Archaic the make, shape, form, or appearance of a person or thing b) Obs. attractive appearance; physical beauty 2 …   English World dictionary

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