idiosyncratic


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id·i·o·syn·cra·sy

 (ĭd′ē-ō-sĭng′krə-sē)
n. pl. id·i·o·syn·cra·sies
1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.

[Greek idiosunkrāsiā : idio-, idio- + sunkrāsis, mixture, temperament (sun-, syn- + krāsis, a mixing; see kerə- in Indo-European roots).]

id′i·o·syn·crat′ic (-sĭn-krăt′ĭk) adj.
id′i·o·syn·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

idiosyncratic

(ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk) or

idiosyncratical

adj
of or relating to idiosyncrasy; characteristic of a specific person
ˌidiosynˈcratically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.idiosyncratic - peculiar to the individual; "we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures"; "Michelangelo's highly idiosyncratic style of painting"
individual, single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"

idiosyncratic

adjective distinctive, special, individual, typical, distinguishing, distinct, peculiar, individualistic a highly idiosyncratic personality

idiosyncratic

adjective
Translations
idiossincrático

idiosyncratic

[ɪdɪəsɪŋˈkrætɪk] ADJidiosincrásico

idiosyncratic

[ˌɪdiəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adj (= eccentric) [person, characteristics] → singulier/ière
a highly idiosyncratic personality → un personnage des plus singuliers

idiosyncratic

adjeigenartig; (Ling, Med) → idiosynkratisch; in his own idiosyncratic wayin der ihm eigenen Art

idiosyncratic

[ˌɪdɪəsɪŋˈkrætɪk] adjparticolare
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m] This is simply to say that for the Sharpe model systematic risk plus the idiosyncratic risk do not add up to total risk.
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The Remarkable Life Of John Murray Spear: Agitator For The Spirit Land" by John Buescher (Chief of the Tibetan Broadcast Service of the Voice of America) is the biography of one of 19th century America's most idiosyncratic and radical religious figures whose flamboyant spiritualist proclivities led him to protest slavery and capital punishment, invent 'spirit machines', and perhaps most surprisingly--advocate 'free love'.
180 treatise attacking its idiosyncratic take on Christianity.
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