characteristic

Pronunciation Adjective

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Pronunciation Adjective

**characteristic**

- Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.

- French: caractéristique
- German: charakteristisch, bezeichnend, kennzeichnend, typisch
- Italian: caratteristico
- Portuguese: característico
- Russian: характе́рный
- Spanish: característico

**characteristic** (*plural* characteristics)

- A distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
*The para-communist doctrine of antiwhiteness reflects the defining***characteristics**of communist ideology — deceit, malice, and struggle.

- (
*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.*The***characteristic**of a field, if non-zero, must be a prime number.

**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

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

- French: caractéristique
- German: Merkmal, Eigenschaft, Charakteristik, Eigenart;
*in grammar, of words:*Charakterbuchstabe - Italian: caratteristica
- Portuguese: característica
- Russian: характе́рная черта́
- Spanish: característica

- German: Kennwert, Kenngröße, Charakteristik
- Portuguese: característica
- Russian: характери́стика

- German: Merkmal, Eigenschaft, Charakteristik, Eigenart

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