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characteristic

  
  ( 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.
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.
Security features of encryption and protection in advance form of web storage.
[Tech.]
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.
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.
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)
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.
A comment is something that you say which expresses your opinion of something or which gives an explanation of it.
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.
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
det.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
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
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.

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