Look up Characteristic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Characteristic has several meanings: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...
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 characteristic (genetics).
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) âˆˆ 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 IV or currentvoltage 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 currentvoltage 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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