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characteristic

 [kar″ak-ter-is´tik]
2. typical of an individual or other entity.
demand c's cues regarding the purpose of the study or the behavior expected that an experimental subject perceives and responds to.

char·ac·ter·is·tic

(kar'ak-ter-is'tik),
1. Synonym(s): character
2. Typical or distinctive of a particular disorder.

characteristic

/char·ac·ter·is·tic/ (kar″ak-ter-is´tik)
2. typical of an individual or other entity.

demand characteristics  behavior exhibited by the subject of an experiment in an attempt to accomplish certain goals as a result of cues communicated by the experimenter (expectations or hypothesis).

characteristic

[kar′əktəris′tik]
Etymology: Gk, charassein, to engrave
1 adj, typical of an individual or other entity.
2 n, a trait that distinguishes an individual or entity.

char·ac·ter·is·tic

(kar'ăk-tĕr-is'tik)
1. Synonym(s): character.
2. Typical or distinctive of a particular disorder.

characteristic,

adj 1. emblematic or representative.
n 2. trait characterizing a person or illness. The most characteristic symptoms are crucial for determining the most efficacious homeopathic remedy. See also pathognomonic.

characteristic

1. character.
2. typical of an individual or other entity. See also character.

characteristic curve
the photographic characteristics of an emulsion on an x-ray film based on plotting the density of the image obtained against the logarithm of the exposure under specified conditions of development.
characteristic radiation
nearly homogeneous radiation produced in the target of the x-ray tube when orbital electrons are knocked out and replaced by electrons from outer shells.
characteristic x-rays
see characteristic radiation (above).

Patient discussion about characteristic

Q. Do ADHD patients tend to have similar characteristics? I've noticed lots of kids and teenagers with ADHD are kind, sensetive and have a great sense of humor. Have you heard of any researches in that issue?? Have you noticed that as well?

A. so what do you say guys? anybody else here is familiar with these characteristics in kids with ADHD?

Q. what defining characteristics can i point out to her to show her that she is bipolar and must see a doctor? I have a very close friend who is with me for the past 25 yrs. We share everything about us frankly whether it is good or bad. So far we didn’t hide each other about the happenings around us. But for the past one month I suspect my friend is bipolar but she refuses to visit a doctor. What defining characteristics can I point out to her to show her that she is bipolar and must see a doctor? I don’t want to hurt her at any cost. I never ever do it. So please help.

A. You have reminded me about my friend who was with me before but lost her somewhere now. I can really feel how much you find hard to reveal her about her illness. It's very hard to get someone who is Bipolar to actually admit it and then even harder still to get them to commit to treatment because they enjoy their highs so much. You have to get her when she is in a depressive state as that is when they are most willing and receptive to treatment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gn0SPImgXc&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/v3Gn0SPImgXc_matters_genetics_schizophrenia?q=schizophrenia&feature=player_embedded

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Accordingly, if we begin our study of psychology by external observation, we must not begin by assuming such things as desires and beliefs, but only such things as external observation can reveal, which will be characteristics of the movements and physiological processes of animals.
All the above characteristics of instinct can be established by purely external observation, except the fact that instinct does not require prevision.
T](P)--input-output characteristic of the condensing turbine;
The strategy created a context of contemporary change in the classroom by applying a characteristic of complexity theory to the structure of a written assignment.
Factors such as corona discharge, frequency, temperature and humidity can significantly affect the long term insulating characteristics of a material
Understanding that the probabilities of renewal and new business conversion are going to differ according to the characteristics of the risk can help a company boost profitability.
No two products or characteristics are exactly alike because any process contains many sources of variation.
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Whatever type of physical characteristic a biometric device evaluates, when a user interacts with the device, the device captures an image, converts that image into as many as 100 points of data, and stores the resulting bits and bytes on a 9-kilobyte file that gets stored in a database.
Over the years, law firm occupancy characteristics have evolved and adapted to the changing business needs of the firms; but those same dynamic firms have not abandoned all of the traditional basic space profiles that architects and real estate advisors need to factor into their research and development of potential lease agreements.
A second key characteristic might be patient safety.