I'm always interested in what you can do with technology that people haven't thought of doing yet. I think that's sort of a characteristic of the way I've worked ever since I started.
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
Certain characteristic properties of elements can be foretold from their atomic weights.
A subplot is a distinguishing characteristic of the novel; the short story, for example, does not need subplots.