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Definition of Characteristic

Characteristic

  1. Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.
  2. A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.
  3. The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.

Characteristic Quotations

Great companies that build an enduring brand have an emotional relationship with customers that has no barrier. And that emotional relationship is on the most important characteristic, which is trust.
Howard Schultz

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau

I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
Henri Matisse
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Characteristic Translations

characteristic in Afrikaans is kenmerkend, tipies
characteristic in Danish is ejendommelig
characteristic in Dutch is karakteristiek, tekenend, kenmerkend
characteristic in French is attribut
characteristic in German is charakteristisch, Charaktereigenschaft
characteristic in Latin is proprius