Definitions for character

Definitions for (noun) character

Main entry: character

Definition: (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

Main entry: fiber, fibre, character

Definition: the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

Usage: education has for its object the formation of character- Herbert Spencer

Main entry: quality, lineament, character

Definition: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

Usage: each town has a quality all its own; the radical character of our demands

Main entry: persona, part, role, theatrical role, character

Definition: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Usage: she played the part of Desdemona

Main entry: character, character reference, reference

Definition: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

Usage: requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

Main entry: grapheme, graphic symbol, character

Definition: a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Usage: the Greek alphabet has 24 characters

Main entry: fictional character, fictitious character, character

Definition: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

Usage: she is the main character in the novel

Main entry: character, case, eccentric, type

Definition: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

Usage: a real character; a strange character; a friendly eccentric; the capable type; a mental case

Main entry: character

Definition: good repute

Usage: he is a man of character

Definitions for (verb) character

Main entry: character

Definition: engrave or inscribe characters on

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