defining characteristics

de·fin·ing char·ac·ter·is·tics

(dĕ-fīn'ing kar'ăk-tĕr-is'tiks)
nursing Signs and symptoms associated with a specific nursing diagnosis.
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The Smile Lite is color-corrected to 5500K and comes with a polarizing filter for capturing greater depth, defining characteristics and accurate tooth color.
Whether you want to admit it or not, sex (including poppers) is now and will be one of the defining characteristics of our community.
The book begins with a chapter on the defining characteristics of the American war novel; subsequent chapters treat major themes such as the violence of war, the rhetoric of war, the death of peers, the death of noncombatants, relationships between officers and enlisted men, the absurdity of war, and prostitution.
When searching statistics for Pivotal it is notable that, unlike many other stallions, his defining characteristic is that he seems to have no defining characteristics.
While using three words where only one is needed may be one of the defining characteristics of lawyers, it is also one of the reasons we're the butt of so many jokes.
Raffi Amit, who runs the Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, argues that his research shows there are "no unique and defining characteristics of entrepreneurs," meaning that anyone can learn the necessary skills.
Let D(STR) represent the set of the defining characteristics of the technological system structure, i.
Each disease/disorder care plan identifies relevant nursing diagnoses with related factors, defining characteristics, and expected outcomes.
The prolific Paul Dixon contributes: "There are three defining characteristics of class, and they are:
Covering twenty-five different Bible translations, from the Everett Fox translation of the Pentateuch and the KJV to the Moffatt Bible and The Message, Choosing a Bible discusses issues of source and target languages, original and contemporary audiences, and gives a quick guide to the defining characteristics of each translation.
That was one of the defining characteristics that set newsletters apart from advertising-based publications--and a rationale for charging higher prices than trade and consumer magazines: "We're subscriber-based, not advertiser-based.
Peristalsis has certain defining characteristics, Gharib says.