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What Mulan doesn’t know is that her greatest strengths are the very characteristics she’s been urged to hide — her intellect, her quick thinking, her ingenuity — and in the end they’re key to saving her country.

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Links and knots are topological characteristics, in that they don’t change when vortices are stretched, compressed or otherwise deformed.

Sub-6GHz 5G has much better signal characteristics and has a shot of a wide rollout.

The rule is more of the same, allowing shelter staff to judge the physical characteristics of those seeking services to decide who is sufficiently male or sufficiently female.

Because different types of neurons have their characteristic ways of spiking—that is, the “shape” of their spikes are diverse—the chip can also be configured to detect the particular spikes you’re looking for.

She said the defining characteristic of her husband was his sensitivity.

He wears his characteristic white shalwar kameez with a tattered gray waistcoat.

Most have been straightforward cases where the child came in with the characteristic rash.

Any person or group can be prejudiced against another group, for any reason and based on any characteristic.

It's remarkable, too, that during his delivery, Lou showed no significant signs of slurred speech, often so characteristic of ALS.

Fibrinous casts are characteristic of fibrinous bronchitis, but may also be found in diphtheria of the smaller bronchi.

In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.

A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.

Most characteristic is the presence of Curschmann's spirals, Charcot-Leyden crystals, and eosinophilic leukocytes.

When pneumonia occurs during the course of a chronic bronchitis, the characteristic rusty red sputum may not appear.


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On this page you'll find 188 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to characteristic, such as: distinctive, idiosyncratic, innate, peculiar, singular, and unique.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.