# different between characteristicness vs characteristic

### characteristicness

## English

### Etymology

*characteristic* +? *-ness*

### Noun

**characteristicness** (*uncountable*)

- The state or quality of being characteristic.

#### Translations

### characteristicness From the web:

### characteristic

## English

### Etymology

From Ancient Greek *???????????????* (kharakt?ristikós), from *???????????* (kharakt?ríz?, “to designate by a characteristic mark”), from *????????* (kharakt?r, “a mark, character”).

### Pronunciation

- (Received Pronunciation) IPA
^{(key)}: /?kæ??kt????st?k/ - (General American) IPA
^{(key)}: /?k???kt????st?k/ - Rhymes: -?st?k
- Hyphenation: char?ac?te?ris?tic

### Adjective

**characteristic** (*comparative* **more characteristic**, *superlative* **most characteristic**)

- Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.

#### Synonyms

- distinctive
- exclusive
- idiosyncratic
- indicative
- representative
- signature
- specific
- typical

#### Antonyms

- uncharacteristic
- untypical

#### Derived terms

- characteristic function
- characteristicness

#### Translations

### Noun

**characteristic** (*plural* **characteristics**)

- A distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
- (mathematics) The integer part of a logarithm.
**1830**, Solomon Pearson Miles, Thomas Sherwin,*Mathematical Tables: Comprising Logarithms of Numbers, […]*, page 69,- It is evident, moreover, that as the logarithms of numbers, which are tenfold, the one of the other, do not differ except in their
**characteristics**, it is sufficient that the tables contain the fractional parts only of the logarithms.

- It is evident, moreover, that as the logarithms of numbers, which are tenfold, the one of the other, do not differ except in their
**1911**, F. T. Swanwick,*Elementary Trigonometry*, Cambridge University Press, page 60,- As the sine and cosine are always proper fractions their logarithms are negative, i.e. have negative
**characteristics**. When we are given an angle, it is impossible to say, from inspection of the angle, what the**characteristic**of the logarithm of its sine, cosine or tangent may be; so the**characteristics**have to be printed with the mantissae.

- As the sine and cosine are always proper fractions their logarithms are negative, i.e. have negative
**1961**,*Principles and Applications of Mathematics for Communications-Electronics*, [U.S.] Department of the Army, page 69,- Similarly, the
**characteristic**for .003 is ?3, and the**characteristic**for .0003 is ?4.

- Similarly, the

- (nautical) The distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc.).
- (algebra, field theory, ring theory) For a given field or ring, a natural number that is either the smallest positive number
*n*such that*n*instances of the multiplicative identity (1) summed together yield the additive identity (0) or, if no such number exists, the number 0.**1962**[John Wiley & Sons], Nathan Jacobson,*Lie Algebras*, 1979, Dover, page 289,- In this chapter we study the problem of classifying the finite-dimensional simple Lie algebras over an arbitrary field of
**characteristic**0.

- In this chapter we study the problem of classifying the finite-dimensional simple Lie algebras over an arbitrary field of
**1992**, Simeon Ivanov (translator), P. M. Gudivok, E. Ya. Pogorilyak,*On Modular Representations of Finite Groups over Integral Domains*, Simeon Ivanov (editor),*Galois Theory, Rings, Algebraic Groups and Their Applications*, American Mathematical Society, page 87,- Let
*R*be a Noetherian factorial ring of**characteristic***p*which is not a field.

- Let
**1993**, S. Warner,*Topological Rings*, Elsevier (North-Holland), page 424,- Traditionally, a complete, discretely valued field of
**characteristic**zero, the maximal ideal of whose valuation ring is generated by the prime number*p*, has been called a*p*-adic field. In our terminology, the valuation ring of a*p*-adic field is a Cohen ring of**characteristic**zero whose residue field has characteristic*p*, and consequently a*p*-adic field is simply the quotient field of such a Cohen ring.

- Traditionally, a complete, discretely valued field of

#### Synonyms

- (distinguishing feature of a person or thing): attribute, hallmark, idiosyncrasy, mannerism, quality, tendency, trademark, trait
- See also Thesaurus:characteristic

#### Coordinate terms

- (part of a logarithm): mantissa

#### Derived terms

- defining characteristic

#### Related terms

- characteristically

#### Translations

#### See also

- mantissa

### Further reading

- characteristic in
*Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary*, G. & C. Merriam, 1913. - characteristic in
*The Century Dictionary*, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

## Interlingua

### Adjective

**characteristic** (*not comparable*)

- characteristic

#### Related terms

- characteristica

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