- the integral part of a common logarithm.Compare mantissa.
- the exponent of 10 in a number expressed in scientific notation.
- the smallest positive integer n such that each element of a given ring added to itself n times results in 0.
Origin of characteristic
Examples from the Web for characteristics
This is exciting because it seems that this turmeric compound can enhance the characteristics of NSCs.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The association was statistically significant and held up even when adjusted for age and other characteristics.
Subject has athletic build, calloused knuckles, broken nose – characteristics of martial arts practitioners.Russia Tells ‘Tourists’ How to Go Fight in Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I heard so much about him, and everyone says that I inherited a lot of characteristics from him.
In psychological terms, these characteristics are found in sociopaths and narcissists.
They had been naturally attracted and pleased by his marked social qualities and characteristics.Blood Royal|Grant Allen
But softness and irresolution were the characteristics of Austria's generals no less than of her rulers.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Of course, all these characteristics of our own society mark tendencies that are common enough in all societies.On Compromise|John Morley
A blunt regard to truth has always been one of my characteristics.The Moving Finger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Promptitude was one of Wolfe's characteristics; he never let grass grow under his feet.French and English|Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for characteristics
- the integral part of a common logarithm, indicating the order of magnitude of the associated numberthe characteristic of 2.4771 is 2 Compare mantissa
- another name for exponent, used esp in number representation in computing