Characteristic

Definition of Characteristic

Char`ac`ter`is´tic
a.1.Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
Characteristic clearness of temper.
- Macaulay.
n.1.A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
The characteristics of a true critic.
- Johnson.
2.(Math.) The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.

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