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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 char·ac·ter·is·tic /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 char·ac·ter·is·tic /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Char·ac·ter·is·tic a.  Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
    Characteristic clearness of temper.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Char·ac·ter·is·tic, n.
 1. A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
    The characteristics of a true critic.   --Johnson.
 2. Math. The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic
            laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of
            autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra" [ant: uncharacteristic]
      n 1: a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and
           other features"; "generosity is one of his best
           characteristics" [syn: feature]
      2: a distinguishing quality
      3: the integer part (positive or negative) of the
         representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 =
         2.808 the characteristic is 2
      4: any measurable property of a device measured under closely
         specified conditions [syn: device characteristic]