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noun [countable] characteristic pronunciation in British English /ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk/
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  1. a particular quality or feature that is typical of someone or something
    In the future parents may be able to choose their children’s physical characteristics.
    the main/defining/distinguishing characteristic: A purple rash is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the disease.


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