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  • typical or distinctive
    • heard my friend's characteristic laugh
    • red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn
    • stripes characteristic of the zebra
  • any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
  • the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2
  • a distinguishing quality
  • a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
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