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char·ac·ter·is·tic

 (kăr′ək-tə-rĭs′tĭk)
adj.
Being a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; distinctive: heard my friend's characteristic laugh; the stripes that are characteristic of the zebra.
n.
1. A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
2. Mathematics The integral part of a logarithm as distinguished from the mantissa: The characteristic of the logarithm 6.3214 is 6.
3. Mathematics The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulo 12 have a characteristic of 12.

char′ac·ter·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.characteristically - in characteristic manner; "he arrived characteristically late"
uncharacteristically - in uncharacteristic manner; "he was uncharacteristically cool"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ مُمَيِّزَه
charakteristicky
karakteristiskt
jellemzõ módon
á dæmigerîan hátt
charakteristicky
kendine özgü olaraktipik olarak

characteristically

[ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪkəlɪ] ADVcaracterísticamente, de modo característico
he was in characteristically jovial moodcomo es típico de él, estaba de muy buen talante

characteristically

[ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪkli] adv
[modest, optimistic, robust] → typiquement
(= as usual) → comme à son habitude
(= predictably) → comme on pouvait s'y attendre

characteristically

advtypisch

characteristically

[ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪklɪ] advtipicamente

character

(ˈkӕrəktə) noun
1. the set of qualities that make someone or something different from others; type. You can tell a man's character from his handwriting; Publicity of this character is not good for the firm.
2. a set of qualities that are considered admirable in some way. He showed great character in dealing with the danger.
3. reputation. They tried to damage his character.
4. a person in a play, novel etc. Rosencrantz is a minor character in Shakespeare's `Hamlet'.
5. an odd or amusing person. This fellow's quite a character!
6. a letter used in typing etc. Some characters on this typewriter are broken.
ˌcharacterˈistic adjective
(negative uncharacteristic) typical (of a person etc). He spoke with characteristic shyness; That kind of behaviour is characteristic of him.
noun
a typical quality. It is one of his characteristics to be obstinate.
ˌcharacteˈristically adverb
ˈcharacterize, ˈcharacterise verb
1. to be the obvious feature of. The giraffe is characterized by its long neck.
2. to describe (as). She characterized him as weak and indecisive.
ˌcharacteriˈzation, ˌcharacteriˈsation noun
References in classic literature ?
Now, as there's nothing like `taking time by the fetlock', as Winkle characteristically observes, allow me to present the new member.
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
I see genuine contentment in your gait and mien, your eye and face, when you are helping me and pleasing me--working for me, and with me, in, as you characteristically say,
Clare took his own characteristically opposite view.
He characteristically remarks that he will not speak as a rhetorician, that is to say, he will not make a regular defence such as Lysias or one of the orators might have composed for him, or, according to some accounts, did compose for him.
Thus bound, but carefully looked after, inert and powerful, those emblems of hope make company for the look-out man in the night watches; and so the days glide by, with a long rest for those characteristically shaped pieces of iron, reposing forward, visible from almost every part of the ship's deck, waiting for their work on the other side of the world somewhere, while the ship carries them on with a great rush and splutter of foam underneath, and the sprays of the open sea rust their heavy limbs.
Moby Dick' contains an immense amount of information concerning the habits of the whale and the methods of its capture, but this is characteristically introduced in a way not to interfere with the narrative.
There was an easy, homely gayety in the whole scene, and Christopher Newman felt that it was most characteristically Parisian.
But suddenly he dropped his eyelids and the conversation finished as characteristically as it had begun: with a slow, dismissing inclination of the head and an "Adios, Senor - may God guard you from sin.
We then rushed down to Esher, and over every inch of the ground by that characteristically circuitous route which he enjoined on me for the next night.
Human nature expresses itself in them as characteristically as in statues, or songs, or railroads; and an abstract of the codes of nations would be a transcript of the common conscience.
Clutton, characteristically, had nothing ready, and he was very scornful of the two heads that Lawson sent; they were obviously the work of a student, straight-forward portraits of models, but they had a certain force; Clutton, aiming at perfection, had no patience with efforts which betrayed hesitancy, and with a shrug of the shoulders told Lawson it was an impertinence to exhibit stuff which should never have been allowed out of his studio; he was not less contemptuous when the two heads were accepted.

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