What does the word characteristic mean?

Usage examples for characteristic

  1. All is broad, characteristic and true. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. They lend themselves to a rushing impetuosity of expression which is the notable characteristic of the popular song. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  3. But it is characteristic of the Dean that when he does a thing at all he does it thoroughly. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham