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    character - Dictionary definition and meaning for word character

    Definition
    (noun) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    Example Sentence
    • she is the main character in the novel
    Definition
    (noun) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    Synonyms : lineament , quality
    Example Sentence
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands
    Definition
    (noun) the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
    Synonyms : fiber , fibre
    Example Sentence
    • education has for its object the formation of character
    Definition
    (noun) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    Synonyms : part , persona , role , theatrical role
    Example Sentence
    • she played the part of Desdemona
    Definition
    (noun) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    Synonyms : case , eccentric , type
    Example Sentence
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case
    Definition
    (noun) good repute
    Example Sentence
    • he is a man of character
    Definition
    (noun) a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
    Example Sentence
    • requests for character references are all too often answered evasively
    Definition
    (noun) a written symbol that is used to represent speech
    Synonyms : grapheme , graphic symbol
    Example Sentence
    • the Greek alphabet has 24 characters
    Definition
    (noun) (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes Definition
    (verb) engrave or inscribe characters on
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