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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

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
Gaston Bachelard

Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame. Your audience may pity you, but not because you want them to.
Martha Beck

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

The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust - not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.
Brennan Manning

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
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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
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