The Correct spelling is: characteristics

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How do you spell characteristics?. It is not charistics

  • adj.

    Being a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; distinctive: heard my friend's characteristic laugh; the stripes that are characteristic of the zebra.

    1. A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
    2. Mathematics. The integral part of a logarithm as distinguished from the mantissa: The characteristic of the logarithm 6.3214 is 6.
    3. Mathematics. The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulus 12 have a characteristic of 12.
    characteristically char'ac·ter·is'ti·cal·ly adv.

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