It's not until societies became (or, become) more complex that these characteristics begin to break down.
This is exciting because it seems that this turmeric compound can enhance the characteristics of NSCs.
That epitomizes the characteristics of these evangelical “Christians” who are so vocally opposed to equal rights.
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.