characteristic function

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characteristic function

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1. (Mathematics) maths a function that assigns the value 1 to the members of a given set and the value 0 to its nonmembers
2. (Statistics) statistics a function derived from the probability distribution function that enables the distribution of the sum of given random variables to be analysed
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The steering ratio of 14 : 1 is 22 per cent more direct than in the standard production models, while a more rigid steering column plus the reconfigured characteristic mapping of the speed-sensitive servo assistance ensure better steering precision and improved road contact.

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