Of or relating to an action, practice, doctrine, quality, etc., or to a person involved in or with it.
Used to form adjectives from nouns, especially nouns in -ist and -ism, with the meaning "of or pertaining to" said nouns.
Origin of istic
MFr -istique < L -isticus < Gr -istikos: also formed in E < -ist + -ic
Correlated with the mode of life are the two features character istic of all Sporozoa: (a) They absorb only fluid nutriment, osmotically, and so lack any organs for ingesting and digesting solid food; and (b) they reproduce by sporulation, i.e.
This meant that the evangelical pr i nces would be forced to restore the most character istic Catholic rite.
The table does not include figures for earlier enumerations, but one general character istic in them should be mentioned, viz.