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###### 04/18/2017

1) (n) It means a quality of a person such as height, weight, hair colour, or eye colour. A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.

2) (n) *Mathematics.* The integral part of a logarithm as
distinguished from the mantissa: *The characteristic of the
logarithm 6.3214 is 6.*

3) (n) *Mathematics.* The least number of times the
multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to
reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never
reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the
integers modulus 12 have a characteristic of 12.

4) (adj) Typical, in accordance with the character of a person
or thing.

*adj.* Being a feature that helps to distinguish a
person or thing; distinctive:

*heard my friend's characteristic laugh; the stripes that are characteristic of the zebra.*

*n.*

- A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
*Mathematics*. The integral part of a logarithm as distinguished from the mantissa:*The characteristic of the logarithm 6.3214 is 6.**Mathematics*. The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulus 12 have a characteristic of 12.*n***1.**a distinguishing quality, attribute, or trait

**2.**(Mathematics)*Maths***a.**the integral part of a common logarithm, indicating the order of magnitude of the associated number*the characteristic of 2.4771 is 2*Compare mantissa

**b.**another name for exponent [4]**esp in number representation in computing**

*adj*indicative of a distinctive quality, etc.; typical- The part of a logarithm to the base 10 that is to the left of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, 2 is the characteristic.