characteristic

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌkɛrəktəˈrɪstɪk/
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  • Hyphenation: char‧ac‧te‧ris‧tic

NounEdit

Singular
characteristic

Plural
characteristics

  1. (countable) A characteristic of something is a typical feature.
    Good hearing is one characteristic of dogs.

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
characteristic

Comparative
more characteristic

Superlative
most characteristic

  1. A thing has a characteristic trait if it is typical for its group.
    Red is a characteristic color of a rose.