quasicharacteristically

characteristic

[kar-ik-tuh-ris-tik]
adjective
1.
Also, characteristical. pertaining to, constituting, or indicating the character or peculiar quality of a person or thing; typical; distinctive: Red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn.
noun
2.
a distinguishing feature or quality: Generosity is his chief characteristic.
3.
Mathematics.
a.
the integral part of a common logarithm. Compare mantissa.
b.
the exponent of 10 in a number expressed in scientific notation.
c.
the smallest positive integer n such that each element of a given ring added to itself n times results in 0.

Origin:
1655–65; < Greek charaktēristikós. See character, -istic

characteristically, adverb
noncharacteristic, adjective
noncharacteristically, adverb
quasi-characteristic, adjective
quasi-characteristically, adverb
uncharacteristic, adjective
uncharacteristically, adverb


1. special, peculiar. 2. attribute, property, trait. See feature.
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characteristic (ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk)
 
n
1.  a distinguishing quality, attribute, or trait
2.  maths
 a.  Compare mantissa the integral part of a common logarithm, indicating the order of magnitude of the associated number: the characteristic of 2.4771 is 2
 b.  another name for exponent, used esp in number representation in computing
 
adj
3.  indicative of a distinctive quality, etc; typical
 
character'istically
 
adv

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characteristic
both adj. and n. first attested 1660s, from character (q.v.) on model of Gk. kharakteristikos.
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characteristic char·ac·ter·is·tic (kār'ək-tə-rĭs'tĭk)
n.
See character.


char'ac·ter·is'tic adj.
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characteristic   (kār'ək-tə-rĭs'tĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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