(n.) = profile ; face ; make-up [makeup]. Ex: The user then receives, on a regular basis, notifications of new documents or information which fall within the topic specified in his profile. Ex: Had this venture succeeded, the complete face of bibliographical control today would have been different. Ex: Account also had to be taken of the disparate make-up and wide age-spread of a reader community which consists of Commission officials and trainees plus diverse visitors from outside. (n.) = attribute ; character ; characteristic ; feature ; peculiarity ; trait ; contour ; distinctive feature ; character trait ; trait of character. Ex: A characteristic of subdivision is an attribute or property which all concepts in a given facet have in common, and by which isolates can be grouped. Ex: Close attention to the role of the computer specialist reveals more of the character of reference activities. Ex: Of the two characteristics of indexing, exhaustivity affect two important measures of the efficiency of an information retrieval system. Ex: The features which contribute to UDC's suitability for detailed indexing are particularly valued in special libraries. Ex: For, as Panizzi saw it, 'A reader may know the work he requires; he cannot be expected to know all the peculiarities of different editions; and this information he has a right to expect from the catalogues'. Ex: The reasonable reader readily sees that most of these traits should be acquired and fostered early in life. Ex: As a result, requesters have turned to the courts to define the contours of public access in the computer age. Ex: The distinctive feature of the library is the dome-shaped ceiling with cross beams in stained pine. Ex: Personality theory based on genetics is used to trace inherited character traits in European royalty. Ex: Our job is to find out what traits of character we need to become virtuous. ---- * asumir una característica + Adjetivo = take on + Adjetivo + character. * característica común = common denominator. * característica de división = characteristic of division. * característica de la división = characteristic of division. * característica de la subdivisión = characteristic of subdivision. * característica del surco = groove characteristic. * característica distintiva = stock-in-trade ; distinctive feature. * característica física = physical characteristic. * característica personal = personality trait ; personality characteristic. * característica propia = trademark. * características = profile ; face ; make-up [makeup]. * características comunes = commonness. * características culturales = cultural background. * características económicas = economic background. * características geográficas = geographical background. * características políticas = political background. * características religiosas = religious background. * características técnicas = technical specification ; technical features ; technical data. * característica técnica = spec. * con las características similares a las de texto = text-like. * describir las características de = characterise [characterize, -USA]. * establecer características = lay down + features. * tener características en común = share + similarities. * URC (Características Uniformes de Recursos) = URC (Uniform Resource Characteristics). (adj.) = characterising [characterizing, -USA] ; essential ; characteristic ; distinguishing ; signature. Ex: In essence the characterising quality of these programmes relates to a body of experience and research in the area of information storage and retrieval. Ex: The preceding chapter has introduced the essential characteristics of bibliographic descriptions. Ex: The characteristic features of the Waring distribution render it particularly suitable as a model for the frequency distribution of scientific productivity. Ex: The article 'Till the end of time' predicts that automated record processing will be the major distinguishing feature of libraries at the close of this century. Ex: Good looking goatees are no longer just the signature facial hairstyle for beatniks. ---- * rasgo característico = characteristic feature. * ser característico de = be emblematic of.