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Characteristic has several meanings: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ...
Characteristic is also sometimes used as a piece of jargon in discussions of universals in metaphysics, often in the phrase 'distinguishing characteristics'. In mathematics, the characteristic of a ring R with identity element 1R is defined to be the smallest positive integer n such that n1R = 0, where n1R is defined as 1R + ... + 1R with n summands. ... Some mathematicians use the phrase characteristic function synonymously with indicator function. ... In mathematics, a characteristic subgroup of a group G is a subgroup H that is invariant under each automorphism of G. That is, if Ï : G â G is a group automorphism (a bijective homomorphism from the group G to itself), then for every x in H we have Ï(x) â H: It... It has been suggested that Vertex/Face/Edge relation in a convex polyhedron be merged into this article or section. ... In mathematics, the method of characteristics is a technique for solving partial differential equations. ... Universals (used as a noun) are either properties, relations, or types, but not classes. ... Plato and Aristotle, by Raphael (Stanza della Segnatura, Rome). ...
An I-V or current-voltage characteristic is the current in a circuit as a function of the applied voltage
The characteristic is also the distinguishing flash pattern of a lighthouse meant to be seen at night.
A current-voltage characteristic is a chart showing the relationship between the DC current through an electronic device and the DC voltage across its terminals. ... A light characteristic is a coded description displayed on a nautical chart under the chart symbol for a lighthouse, lightvessel or sea mark with a light on it, to indicate how that light is recognised visually and audibly. ...
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