[kar-ik-tuh-ris-tik] /ˌkær ɪk təˈrɪs tɪk/
Also, characteristical. pertaining to, constituting, or indicating the or peculiar quality of a person or thing; typical; distinctive:
Red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn.
a distinguishing feature or quality:
Generosity is his chief characteristic.
a distinguishing quality, attribute, or trait
indicative of a distinctive quality, etc; typical
adjective and noun both first attested 1660s, from character + -istic on model of Greek kharakteristikos. Earlier in the adjectival sense was characteristical (1620s). Related: Characteristically (1640s). Characteristics “distinctive traits” also attested from 1660s.
characteristic char·ac·ter·is·tic (kār’ək-tə-rĭs’tĭk)
The part of a logarithm to the base 10 that is to the left of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, 2 is the characteristic. Compare mantissa.
[kar-iz-mat-ik] /ˌkær ɪzˈmæt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, having, or characteristic of . 2. characterizing Christians of various denominations who seek an ecstatic religious experience, sometimes including speaking in tongues and instantaneous healing. noun 3. a Christian who emphasizes such a religious experience. adj. 1851, in Bible commentary and theology, in reference to the operation of […]
adjective 1. (of a person, country, etc) not adhering to the Christian faith noun 2. a person who does not adhere to the Christian faith
- Nonchromaffin paraganglioma
nonchromaffin paraganglioma non·chro·maf·fin paraganglioma (nŏn-krō’mə-fĭn) n. See chemodectoma.
[kroh-mat-ik, kruh-] /kroʊˈmæt ɪk, krə-/ adjective 1. pertaining to color or colors. 2. Music. /krəˈmætɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characterized by a colour or colours 2. (music) adj. 1590s (of music), “progressing by half-tones;” 1831 as “pertaining to color,” from Latin chromaticus, from Greek khromatikos “relating to color, suited for color,” from khroma […]