Dec
23
2013

characteristic

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  indicating the typical or distinguishing attributes and qualities of a person, group, action, or thing.
example:  This pattern of color is characteristic of this type of bird.
example:  Crying is characteristic behavior of infants.

definition 2:  marked by uniqueness or distinctiveness.
example:  His characteristic way of walking makes him easy to recognize.

noun
definition:  a salient feature; distinctive trait.
example:  Tails that can grasp things are a characteristic of monkeys.

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