Characteristic vs Faceless - What's the difference?

characteristic | faceless |

As adjectives the difference between characteristic and faceless

is that characteristic is being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing while faceless is having no face.

As a noun characteristic

is a distinguishable feature of a person or thing.



(en adjective)
  • Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
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    * distinctive * exclusive * idiosyncratic * indicative * representative * signature * specific * typical


    * uncharacteristic * untypical

    Derived terms

    * characteristic function * characteristicness


    (en noun)
  • a distinguishable feature of a person or thing
  • (mathematics) the integer part of a logarithm
  • (nautical) the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc)
  • (algebra, field theory) The minimum number of times that the unit of a field must be added unto itself in order to yield that field's zero, or, if that minimum natural number does not exist, then (the integer) zero.
  • A field's characteristic, if non-zero, must be a prime number.


    * attribute * idiosyncrasy * mannerism * quality * tendency * trademark * trait * See also

    Derived terms

    * defining characteristic

    See also

    * mantissa




    (en adjective)
  • Having no face
  • Having, or revealing no individual identity or character; anonymous.
  • It is a faceless corporation.
  • Having or revealing no individuality, personality or distinctive characteristics.