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Characteristic has several meanings:

- in mathematics
- characteristic function
- Euler characteristic
- characteristic (algebra)
- characteristic subgroup
- method of characteristics (partial differential equations)
- in physics and engineering
- any characteristic curve that shows the relationship between certain input- and output parameters, e.g.
- An I-V or current-voltage characteristic is the current in a circuit as a function of the applied voltage
- Receiver-Operator Characteristic
- Characteristic is the Greek word "χαρακτηριστικό" for a property|attribute (= trait) of an entity.

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