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synonyms for characteristics

  • aspect
  • attribute
  • component
  • essence
  • flavor
  • nature
  • peculiarity
  • personality
  • quality
  • style
  • symptom
  • temperament
  • tendency
  • tone
  • virtue
  • affection
  • badge
  • bag
  • bearing
  • bent
  • caliber
  • cast
  • complexion
  • differentia
  • disposition
  • distinction
  • earmark
  • endowment
  • essential
  • faculty
  • frame
  • idiosyncrasy
  • inclination
  • individuality
  • lineament
  • mannerism
  • mark
  • mood
  • originality
  • particularity
  • point
  • property
  • singularity
  • specialty
  • streak
  • stripe
  • thing
  • thumbprint
  • tinge
  • trademark
  • turn
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antonyms for characteristics

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  • whole
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • inability
  • unimportance
  • abnormality
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Even beyond the DNA strength of the species, Lord found genomic characteristics in the samples that would’ve made the rhinos strive to stay alive in cold climates that aren’t too different from what has been found in woolly mammoths.
CLIMATE CHANGE PROBABLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE WOOLLY RHINO’S RAPID DEMISESARA KILEY WATSONAUGUST 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
In the 20th and 21st centuries, researchers looked for distinctively female or male characteristics in smaller brain subdivisions.
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Therefore, to calculate correlated polling error, the model creates random permutations based on different demographic and geographic characteristics.
HOW FIVETHIRTYEIGHT’S 2020 PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST WORKS — AND WHAT’S DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF COVID-19NATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When humans breed such combinations of two different purebred dog lines, they hope to produce offspring that have an admixture of the visual form, temperament and other characteristics — the phenotype— of both breeds.
HOW TO DESIGN (OR AT LEAST MODEL) MIXED DOG BREEDSPRADEEP MUTALIKJULY 31, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
He found that resistance to the fungus was present in some of the plants as a recessive trait passed down from parent to offspring without affecting other characteristics of the plant.
OUR GENES MAY EXPLAIN SEVERITY OF COVID-19 AND OTHER INFECTIONSMONIQUE BROUILLETTEJULY 27, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Instead of beginning their process in some exotic locale, Insilico’s “drug discovery engine” sifts millions of data samples to determine the signature biological characteristics of specific diseases.
HOW AI WILL MAKE DRUG DISCOVERY LOW-COST, ULTRA-FAST, AND PERSONALIZEDPETER H. DIAMANDIS, MDJULY 23, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Many of the characteristics you might think to assign someone — like how much social distancing they’re doing — can change from week to week.
THE TRICKY MATH OF HERD IMMUNITY FOR COVID-19KEVIN HARTNETTJUNE 30, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
However, even throughout our nation, there are police departments and security services with POST-certified officers that still exhibit characteristics of implicit, and sometimes explicit, bias with or without the certification.
MTS SAYS ITS OFFICERS AREN’T BOUND BY NEW STATE USE-OF-FORCE LAWJESSE MARX AND LISA HALVERSTADTJUNE 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Humphries ponders whether simply asking some undergraduates to look for something hidden on a beach might reveal the characteristic pattern.
RANDOM SEARCH WIRED INTO ANIMALS MAY HELP THEM HUNTLIAM DREWJUNE 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Among many other characteristics of a bad link, it includes links from sites that are irrelevant, have low authority, or the content around link is not good enough.
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