Definition of characteristic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    characteristic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk//
     
    characteristic (of something/somebody)
     
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  1.  very typical of something or of someone's character She spoke with characteristic enthusiasm. opposite uncharacteristic
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  3. NAmE//ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪkli//
     
    adverb Characteristically, Helen paid for everyone.
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