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  1. char·ac·ter·is·tic
    IPA[ˌker(ə)ktəˈristik]
  2. adjective

    • 1. typical of a particular person, place, or thing:

      large farms are characteristic of this area

    noun

    • 1. a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it:

      inherited characteristics such as blood groups
    • 2. the whole number or integral part of a logarithm, which gives the order of magnitude of the original number.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: characteristic, plural noun: characteristics

    • adjective

      typical of a particular person, place, or thing:
    • noun

      a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them:

      the whole number or integral part of a logarithm, which gives the order of magnitude of the original number.

    • noun

      a graph showing the relationship between two variable but interdependent quantities.
    • noun

      a function whose result is unity for the members of a given set and zero for all nonmembers.
    • noun

      a modification or change in an organ or tissue during the lifetime of an organism due to use, disuse, or environmental effects, and not inherited.
    • noun

      radiation consisting of wavelengths which are peculiar to the element which emits them.
    • noun

      a graph showing the relationship between two variable but interdependent quantities.
    • noun

      a function whose result is unity for the members of a given set and zero for all non-members.
    • noun

      a modification or change in an organ or tissue that is due to use, disuse, or environmental effects during an organism's lifetime.
    • noun

      any physical characteristic developing at puberty which distinguishes between the sexes but is not directly involved in reproduction.
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