characteristic

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
characteristic

Plural
characteristics

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Characteristic is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (countable) A characteristic of something is a typical feature.
    Good hearing is one characteristic of dogs.

Adjective[change]

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.