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characteristic

adjective     /ˌkær.ɪk.təˈrɪs.tɪk/ US  /ˌker-/
C2 typical of a person or thing: With the hospitality so characteristic of these people, they opened their house to over 50 guests. She behaved with characteristic dignity. The creamy richness is characteristic of the cheese from this region.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance characteristically     /-tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb She gave a characteristically skilful performance.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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