Featured vs Characteristic - What's the difference?

featured | characteristic |

As adjectives the difference between featured and characteristic

is that featured is displayed with special treatment while characteristic is being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.

As a verb featured

is .

As a noun characteristic is

a distinguishable feature of a person or thing.




(en adjective)
  • displayed with special treatment
  • This month's featured products are on the first page of the catalogue.
  • (in combination) Having features of a particular kind.
  • the broad-featured son of a farmer


  • Synonyms

    * depicted * displayed



    (en adjective)
  • Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion […] such talk had been distressingly out of place.}}


    * 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