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characteristic

adjective

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1 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
  • the characteristic taste of licorice
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characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive mean indicating a special quality or identity. characteristic applies to something that distinguishes or identifies a person or thing or class.
    • responded with her characteristic wit
individual stresses qualities that distinguish one from all other members of the same kind or class.
    • a highly individual writing style
peculiar applies to qualities possessed only by a particular individual or class or kind and stresses rarity or uniqueness.
    • an eccentricity that is peculiar to the British
distinctive indicates qualities distinguishing and uncommon and often superior or praiseworthy.
    • a distinctive aura of grace and elegance

characteristic

noun

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something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • the ability to speak and other characteristics that distinguish human beings from other animals
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