Definition of "characteristics" []

  • A distinguishing quality, attribute, or trait (noun)
  • The integral part of a common logarithm, indicating the order of magnitude of the associated number (noun)
  • Another name for exponent, used esp in number representation in computing (noun)
  • Indicative of a distinctive quality, etc; typical (adjective)
  • Plural form of characteristic. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "characteristics" in a sentence
  • "One of the six main characteristics is “investigative,” for people with strong curiosity or analytical skills."
  • "The petrochemical industry begun when they found out that they could synthesize any material that meet certain characteristics from the molecular breakdown of oil"
  • "Yesterday we noted that Slate's Timothy Noah believes it is racist to call Barack Obama "skinny," because any reference to a black man's physical characteristics is code for calling him black."