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Another word for peculiarity

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Noun
  1. A distinctive element

      1. A genetically determined characteristic or condition:
      2. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
      3. A distinguishing quality or characteristic, as of personality
      1. A distinctive quality or characteristic:
      2. That quality of a thing which acts on the sense of taste or of smell
      3. Characteristic quality; distinctive property
      1. An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property:
      2. A personal trait, especially a character trait:
      3. Superiority of kind:
      1. Any trait or attribute proper to a thing or, formerly, to a person; characteristic quality; peculiarity; specif., any of the principal characteristics of a substance, esp. as determined by the senses or by its effect on another substance
      2. (Logic) A quality common to all members of a species or class
      3. An attribute, characteristic, or quality:
      1. A visible object of known position, serving as a guide or point of reference
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A recognized standard of quality:
      1. A special story, article, etc. in a newspaper or magazine, often prominently displayed
      2. A prominent or distinctive part, quality, or characteristic:
      3. (Linguistics) A property of linguistic units or forms:
      1. (Mathematics) The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulo 12 have a characteristic of 12.
      2. A feature that helps to identify, tell apart, or describe recognizably; a distinguishing mark or trait.
      3. A distinguishing trait, feature, or quality; peculiarity
      1. Public estimation of someone; reputation:
      2. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
      3. Essential quality; nature; kind or sort
      1. An object used in literature or art as a symbol for a person, office, etc.
      2. An object associated with and serving to identify a character, personage, or office:
      3. A characteristic or quality of a person or thing
    See also:

    be

  2. Peculiar behavior

      1. A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
      2. (--- Mathematics) A point at which the derivative does not exist for a given function but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative exists.
      3. (Physics) A point or region at the center of a black hole, where, it is theorized, the force of gravity compresses an object such that it has infinite density and almost no volume
      1. (Uncountable) The state of being quirky
      2. (Countable) A specific quirky aspect of a person or thing
      1. A sudden twist, turn, or stroke
      2. (Now Rare) A clever turn of speech; sally; quip
      3. An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary:
      1. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.
      2. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
      3. (Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
      1. (Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
      2. Deviation from what is ordinary or customary, as in conduct or manner; oddity; unconventionality
      3. (Mathematics) The ratio of the distance of any point on a conic section from a focus to its distance from the corresponding directrix. This ratio is constant for any particular conic section.
    See also:

    usual

Another word for peculiarity

Noun
  1. See also:

    characteristic