Specific character

(Nat. Hist.) a characteristic or characteristics distinguishing one species from every other species of the same genus.

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Because it is triangular or quadrangular a thing is said to have a specific character, or again because it is straight or curved; in fact a thing's shape in every case gives rise to a qualification of it.
Goodman Wells managing director Paul Burgess said: "This is a labour of love for us and we want to ensure that we deliver a development that respects the building's specific character and has an overall identity and integrity.
Standard Delivery of equipment (centrifuges, incubators) and the specific character (lyophilization, cryopreservation, automation) for the standardization of analytical and diagnostic laboratories contracting processes and sample handling cellular material.
The form of performance art wherein participants wear costumes and fashion accessories representing a specific character or idea is widely popular in the Philippines and in various countries.
In instances where one specific character quality is considered paramount-such as trustworthiness-then that attribute can be weighted more heavily for DR spokesperson evaluation.
Sydney, Nov 20 ( ANI ): The Australian media has branded the team's pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson as their own 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', adding that this specific character quirk could well determine the outcome of the first Test, and the Ashes series.
For an ideal character education, Narvaez (2006, 2007) recommends using the integrative ethical education (IEE) model, which teaches the specific character traits valued in a particular society, as well as rational moral education, which focuses on building children's thinking skills for making sound moral judgments.
Sometimes it just helps to have somebody in mind to make you hone and just have a really specific character.
A study published last fall in Current Directions in Psychological Science investigated whether specific character traits predispose people to unethical behavior, especially in the workplace.
In addition to a "do-no-harm" ethic, geotourism seeks to enhance prospects for sustainable development based on the specific character of a given place rather than on standardized international branding, generic architecture and food, etc.
In particular, it draws our attention to Benedetto Varchi's dialogue Ercolano (1570) on the advantages of the Florentine language, which "created a matrix for the rhetorical strategies linking language, people, and polity" (24), and on Juan Huarte's popular scientific tract, Examen de ingenious para la ciencias (1575), which "conferred scientific credibility to narrafives that linked geographical areas and specific character traits" (24).
Participants in their study voluntarily selected letters on a screen, which guided the letter encoding; for each specific character, participants were asked to perform a particular mental task for a set period of time.

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