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Related to characteristic: Characteristic function
characteristicnoun aspect, attribute, cast, differentia, differential, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing trait, essence, essential part, feature, humor, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, immanence, inclination, individuality, inherence, inhersion, leaning, liability, makeup, mannerism, marked feature, marked quality, nature, particularity, peculiar idiom, peculiarity, penchant, personal equation, point of difference, predilection, proclivity, proneness, propensity, property, proprietas, quality, quintessence, speciality, specific quality, tendency, trait, type, uniqueness
Associated concepts: characteristic of and peculiar to busiiess of an employer, characteristic of work performed by an employee
See also: attribute, certain, current, customary, demonstrative, differential, disposition, distinct, distinctive, general, identity, illustrative, inclination, indicant, individual, individuality, natural, nondescript, ordinary, particular, particularity, peculiar, personal, prevailing, prevalent, property, quality, representative, specialty, specific, symptom, trait, typical, usual