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characteristic

char·ac·ter·is·tic

characteristic

 
pronunciation:
kae rk t rI stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with a typical or special quality of a person, group, action, or thing.
He has a characteristic way of walking.Exciting plots are characteristic of this author's books.
synonyms:
distinguishing
similar words:
accustomed, peculiar, representative
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something that makes a person or thing different from others.
Tails that can grasp things are a characteristic of monkeys.
 
synonyms:
attribute, feature, point, property, quality, trait
similar words:
aspect, badge, disposition, element, part, particular, tendency, trademark
derivation: characteristically (adv.)
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