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  • 1 characteristic — adj Characteristic, individual, peculiar, distinctive are comparable when they mean indicating or revealing the special quality or qualities of a particular person or thing or of a particular group of persons or things. Characteristic stresses… …

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  • 2 Characteristic — (from the Greek word for a property or attribute (= trait) of an entity) may refer to: In physics and engineering, any characteristic curve that shows the relationship between certain input and output parameters, for example: I V or current… …

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  • 3 Characteristic admittance — is the mathematical inverse of the characteristic impedance. The general expression for the characteristic admittance of a transmission line is: where R is the resistance per unit length, L is the inductance per unit length, G is the conductance… …

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  • 4 Characteristic equation — may refer to: Characteristic equation (calculus), used to solve linear differential equations Characteristic equation, a characteristic polynomial equation in linear algebra used to find eigenvalues Characteristic equation, a polynomial used to… …

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  • 5 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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  • 6 characteristic — I noun aspect, attribute, cast, constitution, differentia, differential, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing trait, essence, essential part, feature, humor, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, immanence, inclination, individuality, inherence,… …

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  • 7 Characteristic — Char ac*ter*is tic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. charact[ e]ristique.] Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 8 Characteristic velocity — or c * is a measure of the combustion performance of a rocket engine independent of nozzle performance, and is used to compare different propellants and propulsion systems. Formula c * is the characteristic velocity (meters/second) p1 is the… …

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  • 9 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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  • 10 characteristic spectrum — noun (physics) The ordered arrangement of the frequencies of radiation characteristic of the material giving rise to it • • • Main Entry: ↑character …

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  • 11 characteristic X-rays — see under ↑X • • • Main Entry: ↑character characteristic X rays Secondary X rays emitted when X rays fall on matter, which contain monochromatic radiations that vary in wavelength according to the atoms from which they are scattered • • • Main… …

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  • 12 Characteristic — Char ac*ter*is tic, n. 1. A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized. Pope. [1913 Webster] The characteristics of a true critic. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The integral part (whether… …

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  • 13 Characteristic curve — may refer to: In electronics, a representation of certain electrical characteristics of a device or component Semiconductor curve tracer, a device for displaying the above curve In photography, a plot of film density: see sensitometry In… …

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  • 14 Characteristic mode analysis — is a method used in electromagnetics to solve for currents and fields generated by a scattering object. The object can be any size or material. When an electromagnetic wave is scattered by an object, currents are induced on said object, which… …

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  • 15 characteristic — characteristic. См. признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

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  • 16 characteristic — characteristic. = character (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

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  • 17 characteristic behavior — index habit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 18 characteristic difference — index distinction (difference) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 characteristic feature — index necessity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 characteristic marks — index indicia Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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