- n. an odd or unusual characteristic
“Since Leibniz 'time the term monad has been used by various philosophers to designate indivisible centres of force, but as a general rule these units are not understood to possess the power of representation or perception, which is the distinguishing characteristic of the Leibnizian monad.”
“Excepting possibly the last-mentioned group, the priests of all these cults, the singers, shouters, prayers and exhorters of Bootstrap-lifting have as their distinguishing characteristic that they do very little lifting at their own bootstraps, and less at any other man's.”
“This simplicity of rite led to what may be called the distinguishing characteristic of Jewish sepulchres -- the deep loculus -- which, so far as is now known, is universal in all purely Jewish rock-cut tombs, but hardly known elsewhere.”
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