# or+characteristic

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**characteristic mood**— index character (personal quality), disposition (inclination) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …22

**characteristic part**— index epitome Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …23

**characteristic quality**— index particularity, spirit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …24

**characteristic way**— index custom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …25

**characteristic**— adjective and noun both first attested 1660s, from CHARACTER (Cf. character) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) on model of Gk. kharakteristikos. Earlier in the adjectival sense was characteristical (1620s). Related: Characteristically. Characteristics… …26

**characteristic**— ► ADJECTIVE ▪ typical of a particular person, place, or thing. ► NOUN ▪ a feature or quality typical of a person, place, or thing. DERIVATIVES characteristically adverb …27

**Characteristic function (probability theory)**— The characteristic function of a uniform U(–1,1) random variable. This function is real valued because it corresponds to a random variable that is symmetric around the origin; however in general case characteristic functions may be complex valued …28

**Characteristic polynomial**— This article is about the characteristic polynomial of a matrix. For the characteristic polynomial of a matroid, see Matroid. For that of a graded poset, see Graded poset. In linear algebra, one associates a polynomial to every square matrix: its …29

**Characteristic subgroup**— In mathematics, particularly in the area of abstract algebra known as group theory, a characteristic subgroup is a subgroup that is invariant under all automorphisms of the parent group.[1][2] Because conjugation is an automorphism, every… …30

**Characteristic class**— In mathematics, a characteristic class is a way of associating to each principal bundle on a topological space X a cohomology class of X. The cohomology class measures the extent to which the bundle is twisted particularly, whether it possesses… …