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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
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This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
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.
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
Sapsea has a bottle of port wine on a table before the fire--the fire is an early luxury, but pleasant on the cool, chilly autumn evening--and is characteristically attended by his portrait, his eight-day clock, and his weather-glass.
The conversation with the woman revolutionist had given him the view of his danger at the very moment this danger vanished, characteristically enough.
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.
Under the gleaming icons stood a long invalid chair, and in that chair on snowy-white smooth pillows, evidently freshly changed, Pierre saw- covered to the waist by a bright green quilt- the familiar, majestic figure of his father, Count Bezukhov, with that gray mane of hair above his broad forehead which reminded one of a lion, and the deep characteristically noble wrinkles of his handsome, ruddy face.
Spenser's 'Faerie Queene' is not only one of the longest but one of the greatest of English poems; it is also very characteristically Elizabethan.
My view of it," he flamed out, bringing his clenched hand down upon the table as if he had been in a public house dicing with blackguards--"my view of it is that it was a characteristically dastardly assassination by that damned traitor, Washington, and his ragamuffin rebels
I, for my part, could not but examine the life-preserver with which I had once smitten Raffles himself to the ground: actually, there was his blood upon it still; and seeing my horror, the clerk plunged into a characteristically garbled version of that incident also.
Now, as there's nothing like `taking time by the fetlock', as Winkle characteristically observes, allow me to present the new member.
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.

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