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Characteristic

Definition
noun, plural: characteristics
(1) A distinguishing quality, trait or feature of an individual, thing, disorder, etc.
(2) A distinctive mark, feature, attribute, or property of an individual or thing.
adjective
Being a feature or trait that helps identify an individual, thing, etc.
Supplement
For instance, a living thing is considered alive when it shows the following general characteristics:

Word origin: Greek charakt─ôristik├│s (to designate, characterize)

Related forms: characteristically (adverb)
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