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characteristic

adjective     /ˌkærəktəˈrɪstɪk/
typical of someone or something: Grey stone is characteristic of buildings in that area. With characteristic generosity, she offered to pay for us all. → Opposite uncharacteristicTypifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
characteristically adverb All through his time in hospital, he was characteristically brave and good-humoured.
(Definition of characteristic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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