CHARACTERISTICAL, adjective That constitutes the character; that marks the peculiar, distinctive qualities of a person or thing.
Generosity is often a characteristic virtue of a brave man.
It is followed by of.
Generosity is characteristic of true bravery.
1. That which constitutes a character; that which characterizes; that which distinguishes a person or thing from another.
Invention is the characteristic of Homer.
2. In grammar, the principal letter of a word, which is preserved in most of its tenses, in its derivatives and compounds.
The characteristic of a logarithm, is its index or exponent.
The characteristic triangle of a curve, in geometry, is a rectilinear right-angled triangle, whose hypotenuse makes a part of the curve, not sensibly different from a right line.