characteristic style

  • 1 characteristic — [kar΄ək tər is′tik, kar΄iktər is′tik] adj. [Gr charaktēristikos: see CHARACTER] of or constituting the special character; typical; distinctive [the characteristic odor of cabbage] n. 1. a distinguishing trait, feature, or quality; peculiarity 2.… …

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  • 2 Style — Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Stiletto}.… …

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  • 3 Style of court — Style Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf.… …

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  • 4 style — [stīl] n. [ME < L stilus (sp. infl. by unrelated Gr stylos, pillar) < IE base * (s)tei , pointed > L stimulus] 1. a sharp, slender, pointed instrument used by the ancients in writing on wax tablets 2. any of several devices, etc. similar …

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  • 5 style — [n1] fashion, manner appearance, approach, bearing, behavior, carriage, characteristic, cup of tea*, custom, cut*, description, design, druthers*, flash*, form, genre, groove*, habit, hand, idiosyncrasy, kind, method, mode, number, pattern,… …

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  • 6 characteristic — [adj] typical; distinguishing appropriate, diagnostic, differentiating, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, distinguishing, emblematic, especial, essential, exclusive, fixed, idiosyncratic, inborn, inbred, indicative, individual,… …

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  • 7 style — ► NOUN 1) a manner of doing something. 2) a distinctive appearance, design, or arrangement. 3) a way of painting, writing, etc., characteristic of a particular period, person, etc. 4) elegance and sophistication. 5) an official or legal title. 6) …

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  • 8 style — styleless, adj. stylelessness, n. stylelike, adj. /stuyl/, n., v. styled, styling. n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their… …

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  • 9 style — [[t]staɪl[/t]] n. v. styled, styl•ing 1) a particular type or sort, with reference to form, appearance, or character 2) a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or manner of acting: to do things in a grand style[/ex] 3) clo prevailing… …

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  • 10 style — /staɪl / (say stuyl) noun 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character. 2. a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action. 3. a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display. 4. an… …

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  • 11 style — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. form, manner, method, way; fashion; smartness, vogue, mode, chic; craze, fad, rage, last word; practice, habit, [characteristic] behavior, air; diction, phraseology, wording, rhetoric; distinction,… …

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  • 12 characteristic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. distinctive, typical, peculiar. n. quality, trait, mark, lineament, feature, peculiarity, attribute, distinction. See indication, speciality, attribution, intrinsic. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn.… …

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  • 13 style — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way that sth is done/made ADJECTIVE ▪ latest, modern, new ▪ classic, classical, old, old fashioned, period, tra …

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  • 14 characteristic — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ defining, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, special, striking, unique ▪ Mobility is the defining characteris …

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  • 15 style — [[t]sta͟ɪl[/t]] ♦♦ styles, styling, styled 1) N COUNT: with supp, also in adj N The style of something is the general way in which it is done or presented, which often shows the attitudes of the people involved. Our children s different needs and …

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  • 16 characteristic — [[t]kæ̱rɪktərɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ♦♦♦ characteristics 1) N COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable. Genes determine the characteristics of every… …

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  • 17 style — Synonyms and related words: Bauhaus, Byzantine, Corinthian, Dadaism, Doric, Egyptian, English, Fauvism, French, German, Gothic, Gothicism, Greco Roman, Greek, Greek Revival, Ionic, Italian, MO, Moorish, Persian, Platonic form, Platonic idea,… …

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  • 18 characteristic — I. noun Date: 1664 1. a distinguishing trait, quality, or property 2. the integral part of a common logarithm 3. the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in a ring or field yields 0 when any element is used n times with the… …

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  • 19 Characteristic March — La Characteristic March est un style de la musique ragtime, qui prend pour base la marche mais avec un rythme syncopé. Un nombre importants de morceaux du ragtime ont cette connotation de marche . Beaucoup de pièces ont été sous titrés March Two… …

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  • 20 -style — suffix (forming adjectives and adverbs) in a manner characteristic of: family style …

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