- 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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Origin of characteristic
synonym study for characteristic
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How to use characteristic in a sentence
For example, you have some muscle fibers whose characteristics will shift to be more like slow-twitch or fast-twitch depending on the type of training you do.
Meanwhile, Megaphone’s advertising platform, Targeted Marketplace– which lists Target, Walmart and Starbucks among its users — has the early characteristics of a self-serve model.How Spotify’s Megaphone acquisition could further fuel the DTC podcast advertising boom|Anna Hensel|November 12, 2020|Digiday
A child whose father was not the king would have characteristics that the population would find less predictable.Why We Judge People Based on Their Relatives - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
This albie has many unique characteristics besides just the ability to trap its dinner mid-air with a flying tongue.This weird Cretaceous amphibian has the oldest-recorded ballistic tongue|Sara Kiley Watson|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
Afterward they wrote their accounts, and Pahnke scored their descriptions according to how well they fit the classical characteristics of a mystical experience.
Throughout the State Tournament, the Chiefs had shot uncharacteristically poorly, prevailing by just plain tiring opponents out.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own|Robert Silverman|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pope Francis was uncharacteristically ceremonial, sticking largely to his scripted homily and dressed in the usual papal garb.Onscene as Pope Francis Makes Saints of John Paul II and John XXIII|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Poroshenko spoke about Russia, in fact, he grew uncharacteristically emotional.Exclusive Interview: The ‘Chocolate King’ Who Might Save Ukraine|Anna Nemtsova|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the blast of bad press, Orman went uncharacteristically silent on the matter.
Daniel Gross on why the hire is an uncharacteristically brilliant move by Obama.
But, rather uncharacteristically, she thought over what she had said in it as she continued her undressing.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
It was prettily furnished, but everything had the air of freshness and of being uncharacteristically new.Sally Dows and Other Stories|Bret Harte
“Ask the old man,” said Stoworth, going past with an uncharacteristically hurried step.Warlord of Kor|Terry Gene Carr
Uncharacteristically, there was no waiting in anterooms, no dealing with subordinates.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The Industrialist stared a moment, turned and suddenly and quite uncharacteristically began running.Youth|Isaac Asimov
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