Meaning of CHARACTERISTIC in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kærɪktərɪstɪk ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.
Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing.
...their physical characteristics.
= feature, trait
N-COUNT : usu pl , usu with supp
A quality or feature that is characteristic of someone or something is one which is often seen in them and seems typical of them.
Windmills are a characteristic feature of the Mallorcan landscape...
Nehru responded with characteristic generosity.
ADJ : oft ADJ of n
He replied in characteristically robust style...
ADV : usu ADV adj , also ADV with v , ADV with cl
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006