As nouns the difference between characteristic and sadduceeism
is that characteristic
is a distinguishable feature of a person or thing while sadduceeism
is the practices, beliefs, or characteristics of the sadducees.
As an adjective characteristic
is being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
* , chapter=12
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.}}
* characteristic function
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.
* See also
* defining characteristic
The practices, beliefs, or characteristics of the Sadducees.