What is Feature:
A characteristic is understood as a distinctive quality or trait that describes a person or something, be it an object, a set of objects, a place or a situation, and highlights it over a group of peers.
Comes from french characteristic, a word that in turn comes from the Greek charaktēristikós (grχαρακτηριστικός). This term is formed from the Greek root kharax, which means ‘brand’, the word ter, which means 'agent' and the suffix ico, means 'relative to'.
In this way, characteristic can be understood as the mark that distinguishes a certain agent within a set of similar elements or of the same species. In other words, a characteristic accounts for the character of what is referenced.
An object, a situation or a person can have more than one distinguishing characteristic. The set of these characteristics allow us to understand its essential quality or its state at a given moment.
Characteristics can be qualities, abilities, physical traits, or psychological traits. As an example, we can refer to the following sentences, "The representation of light effects by means of color is a characteristic of Impressionist art"; “José has once again delighted us with his characteristic sympathy”; "The visual characteristic that distinguishes zebras from other equines is their striped fur."
You can also talk about something characteristic, in which case the grammatical form changes. For example: "The use of chili is characteristic of Mexican food."
Feature in technology
It refers to the set of elements that describe the appearance and functions that a machine can fulfill.
Characteristic in mathematics
In mathematics, the word characteristic refers to the integer part of a certain logarithm.