- 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.
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How to use characteristic in a sentence
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
She ultimately ditched JSwipe after about a week and found her current, non-Jewish, boyfriend on OkCupid.
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
The distinction between over-policing and non-responsiveness was alive and well in Bed-Stuy.
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
Fibrinous casts are characteristic of fibrinous bronchitis, but may also be found in diphtheria of the smaller bronchi.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.Children's Ways|James Sully
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
British Dictionary definitions for characteristic
- 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