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Characteristic vs. Quality

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  • Characteristic (adjective)

    Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.

  • Characteristic (noun)

    A distinguishing feature of a person or thing.

    "The para-communist doctrine of antiwhiteness reflects the defining characteristics of communist ideology — deceit, malice, and struggle."

  • Characteristic (noun)

    The integer part of a logarithm.

  • Characteristic (noun)

    The distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc.).

  • Characteristic (noun)

    For a given field or ring, a natural number that is either the smallest positive number n such that n instances of the multiplicative identity (1) summed together yield the additive identity (0) or, if no such number exists, the number 0.

    "The characteristic of a field, if non-zero, must be a prime number."

  • Quality (noun)

    Level of excellence.

    "This school is well-known for having teachers of high quality."

    "Quality of life is usually determined by health, education, and income."

  • Quality (noun)

    A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person.

    "One of the qualities of pure iron is that it does not rust easily."

    "While being impulsive can be great for artists, it is not a desirable quality for engineers."

    "Security, stability, and efficiency are good qualities of an operating system."

  • Quality (noun)

    High social position. (See also the quality.)

    "A peasant is not allowed to fall in love with a lady of quality."

    "Membership of this golf club is limited to those of quality and wealth."

  • Quality (noun)

    The degree to which a man-made object or system is free from bugs and flaws, as opposed to scope of functions or quantity of items.

  • Quality (noun)

    In a two-phase liquid–vapor mixture, the ratio of the mass of vapor present to the total mass of the mixture.

  • Quality (noun)

    The third step in OPQRST where the responder investigates what the NOI/MOI feels like.

    "To identify quality try asking, "what does it feel like?"."

  • Quality (adjective)

    Being of good worth, well made, fit for purpose.

    "We only sell quality products."

    "That was a quality game by Jim Smith."

    "A quality system ensures products meet customer requirements."

Wiktionary
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  • Characteristic (adjective)

    typical of a particular person, place, or thing

    "he began with a characteristic attack on extremism"

  • Characteristic (noun)

    a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

    "certain defining characteristics of the school emerge from the study"

  • Characteristic (noun)

    the whole number or integral part of a logarithm, which gives the order of magnitude of the original number.

  • Quality (noun)

    the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something

    "an improvement in product quality"

    "these colleges provide a better quality of education"

  • Quality (noun)

    general excellence of standard or level

    "a masterpiece for connoisseurs of quality"

  • Quality (noun)

    short for quality paper

  • Quality (noun)

    high social standing

    "commanding the admiration of people of quality"

  • Quality (noun)

    people of high social standing

    "he's dazed at being called on to speak before quality"

  • Quality (noun)

    a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something

    "he shows strong leadership qualities"

    "the plant's aphrodisiac qualities"

  • Quality (noun)

    the distinguishing characteristic or characteristics of a speech sound.

  • Quality (noun)

    any of three properties (cardinal, fixed, or mutable), representing types of movement, that a zodiacal sign can possess.

  • Quality (adjective)

    of good quality; excellent

    "he's a quality player"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Characteristic (adjective)

    Pertaining to, or serving to constitute, the character; showing the character, or distinctive qualities or traits, of a person or thing; peculiar; distinctive.

  • Characteristic (noun)

    A distinguishing trait, quality, or property; an element of character; that which characterized.

  • Characteristic (noun)

    The integral part (whether positive or negative) of a logarithm.

  • Quality (noun)

    The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.

  • Quality (noun)

    Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.

  • Quality (noun)

    That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.

  • Quality (noun)

    An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.

  • Quality (noun)

    Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Characteristic (noun)

    a prominent aspect of something;

    "the map showed roads and other features"

    "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

  • Characteristic (noun)

    a distinguishing quality

  • Characteristic (noun)

    the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

  • Characteristic (noun)

    any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

  • Characteristic (adjective)

    typical or distinctive;

    "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"

    "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"

    "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

  • Quality (noun)

    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone;

    "the quality of mercy is not strained"

  • Quality (noun)

    a degree or grade of excellence or worth;

    "the quality of students has risen"

    "an executive of low caliber"

  • Quality (noun)

    a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;

    "each town has a quality all its own"

    "the radical character of our demands"

  • Quality (noun)

    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound);

    "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"

    "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

  • Quality (noun)

    high social status;

    "a man of quality"

  • Quality (adjective)

    of superior grade;

    "choice wines"

    "prime beef"

    "prize carnations"

    "quality paper"

    "select peaches"

  • Quality (adjective)

    of high social status;

    "people of quality"

    "a quality family"

Princeton's WordNet

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