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  ( characteristics    plural  )
1       n-count   The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.  
usu pl, usu with supp   (=feature, trait)  
Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing., ...their physical characteristics.     
2       adj   A quality or feature that is characteristicof someone or something is one which is often seen in them and seems typical of them.  
oft ADJ of n   (=typical)     (Antonym: uncharacteristic)    Windmills are a characteristic feature of the Mallorcan landscape..., Nehru responded with characteristic generosity.     
  characteristically      adv   usu ADV adj, also ADV with v, ADV with cl  
He replied in characteristically robust style...     
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n.
intentional copy and use of a software product without the permission of its owner
[Tech.];[Leg.]
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
n.
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
n.
something that you say which expresses your opinion on something or which gives an explanation of it
n.
vintage light on police car, i.e. a single dome with rotating lights inside. Thus nicknamed because of it's resemblance with bubblegum machines.
[US];[Coll.] Syn. bubble gum machine, gumball machine.
n.
bien mérite d'aller à pied, qui ne prend soin de son cheval
n.
a Registered Trademark owned by WHAM-O INC, commonly used to refer its famous flying disc
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
n.
Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England i.e.the English branch of the Western Christian Church, which combines Catholic and Protestant traditions, rejects the Pope’s authority, and has the monarch as its titular head
n.
c'est le propre d'une âme magnanime de consulter les autres
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
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