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PROPERTIES are basic (or essential) elements or attributes, owned or possessed by something. Usually, the properties are concrete, intrinsic and objective.
CHARACTERISTICS are prominent aspects, qualities or features of something. Normally these are extrinsic and subjective.
For example, the characteristic of iron is that it is hard while its property is that its melting point is 1811K.
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