Meaning of CHARACTERISTIC in English


Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


The ~s of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.

Genes determine the ~s of every living thing.

...their physical ~s.

= feature, trait

N-COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp


A quality or feature that is ~ of someone or something is one which is often seen in them and seems typical of them.

Windmills are a ~ feature of the Mallorcan landscape...

Nehru responded with ~ generosity.

= typical

? un~

ADJ: oft ADJ of n


He replied in ~ally robust style...

ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, ADV with cl

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