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