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Definition of Characteristic

  • Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
  • A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
  • The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.
  • a distinguishing quality
  • any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
  • a prominent attribute or aspect of something
  • the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
  • typical or distinctive

How to use characteristic in a sentence. Characteristic pronunciation.

They realised that in the man who had just left the room with Kaid there were characteristics unlike those they had ever met before in Europeans.
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In the latter place he had been one of the Turkish Embassy, and, having none of the outward characteristics of the Turk, and being in appearance more of a Spaniard than an Oriental, he had, by his gifts, his address and personal appearance, won the good-will of the Duchess of Middlesex, and had had that success all too flattering to the soul of a libertine.
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The path of every star is fixed and limited, every plant bears flowers and fruit which in form and color exactly resemble their kind, and in all the fundamental characteristics of their qualities and dispositions, of their instinctive bent and external impulse, all animals of the same species resemble each other; thus, the hunter who knows the red-deer in his father's forest, may know in every forest on earth how the stag will behave in any given case.
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Every characteristic of every finite being is to be found again in man, and no characteristic that we can attribute to the Most High is foreign to our own soul, which, in like manner, is infinite and immeasurable, for it can extend its investigating feelers to the very utmost boundary of space and time.
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The little front garden had a close fence of unpainted lath, a characteristic of the neighbourhood.
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In vivacious company she would have called it, and perhaps have thought it, a charming view; alone, she had no eye for such things-an indifference characteristic of her mind, and not at all dependent upon its mood.
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Decidedly she was more herself, if that could be said of one who very rarely made conscious disguise of her characteristics.
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Insolence was no characteristic of Mrs. Mumford.
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When he introduces German, French, English, and Italian characters into his books, he not only understands these people, he can think in their languages, and thus reproduce faithfully their characteristics not merely by observation but by sympathetic intuition.
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It is seldom that the national characteristic reveals itself so playfully; it is more likely to lead to tragedy.
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What is the main characteristic of our Russian nature, that we now try to develop by making it reject everything strange and foreign to it?
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Furthermore, "Revizor" has that combination of the intensely local element with the universal, so characteristic of works of genius.
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The parallel holds good in Russia, where the Little Russians, the men of the Ukraine, have ever shown characteristics that separate them from the people of the North.
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I do not share the general enthusiasm for the narrative of the comically grotesque quarrel between the two Ivans: but the three stories, "Old-fashioned Farmers," "The Portrait," and "The Cloak," show to a high degree that mingling of Fantasy with Reality that is so characteristic of this author.
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It is characteristic, too, that while his student friends went wild at the theatre over Schiller, Turgenev immensely preferred Goethe, and could practically repeat the whole first part of "Faust" by heart.
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But Turgenev had the passion for it characteristic only of the English race; and it is interesting to observe that this humane and peace-loving man entered literature with a gun in his hand.
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Turgenev not only gave such a definition, not only illumined the inner sense of the new movement in the life of that time, but he also has pointed out its principal characteristic sign-negation in the name of realism, as the opposition to the old ideally liberal conservatism.
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The artist created in the image of Bazarov an exceedingly characteristic representative of the new formation of life, of the new movement, and christened it with a wonderfully fitting word, which made so much noise, which called forth so much condemnation and praise, sympathy and hatred, timid alarm and bold raving.
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In our days, when the period of development pointed at by Turgenev in his celebrated novel is almost entirely lived through, we can only wonder at that deep insight with which the author had guessed the fundamental characteristic in that life movement which had celebrated that period.
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She has that quiet, steadfast resolution so characteristic of Russian heroines.
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Examples of Characteristic

Example #1
What Kaid had long foreshadowed seemed at hand: the coming of a European counsellor and confidant.
Example #2
The eyes that followed the Prince and the Quaker were not friendly.
Example #3
It had, however, been the means of his premature retirement from England, for his chief at the Embassy had a preference for an Oriental entourage.
Example #4
He had lived abroad for some years in France and England.
Example #5
The better a genus is fitted for variability in the conformation of its individuals, the higher is the rank it is entitled to hold in the graduated series of creatures capable of development; and it is precisely that wonderful many-sidedness of his inner life, and of its outward manifestation, which assigns to man his superiority over all other animated beings.
Example #6
Some few of our qualities and activities can be fitly symbolized in allegorical fashion by animals; thus, courage finds an emblem in the lion, gentleness in the dove, but the perfect human form has satisfied a thousand generations, and will satisfy a thousand more, when we desire to reduce the divinity to a sensible image, for, in truth, our heart is as surely capable of comprehending "God in us,"-that is in our feelings- as our intellect is capable of comprehending His outward manifestation in the universe.