Characteristic in a sentence as a noun

Consider the characteristics of the phosphor coating and the persistence time between refreshes.

Some games made use of effects where that characteristic mattered, so if you want to emulate that with high fidelity, yes that will take a lot of CPU cycles.

"I take great offense to my culture being defined ..."Total straw man, he didn't define any culture as this, he noted that it's one characteristic of our culture.

Short-sightedness is a defining characteristic of most scammers.

No other modern secure messaging protocol has this characteristic.

Characteristic in a sentence as an adjective

One common characteristic of extortion is the use of threats, that is, an express intention to inflict injury, loss, or some other bad consequence on another person.

That's a characteristic of peoples' emotional makeup that policymakers have to deal with, just as aerospace engineers have to deal with gravity or friction or other things that can be inconvenient.

The defining characteristic of the Sociopaths elite is 'the basic heads-I-win-tails-you-lose pattern behind all Sociopath machinations.

The patent is using the correct term, and it even does a very good job of explaining what it means:> A particular characteristic of display components that may affect presentations rendered thereupon is the pixel density of the display component, such as a pixels-per-centimeter measurement.

Even if he does like everything Apple does and does hate everything Apple doesn't do, appealing to his bias is the textbook definition of an Ad Hominem: An ad hominem, short for argumentum ad hominem,\n is an attempt to link the validity of a premise\n to a characteristic or belief of the opponent\n advocating the premise.\n\nIf he's wrong, we can attack his argument directly.

Characteristic definitions


a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

See also: feature


a distinguishing quality


the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2


any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions


typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"