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  • The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. See Synonyms at disposition.
  • A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category. See Synonyms at quality.
  • Genetics A structure, function, or attribute determined by a gene or group of genes.
  • Moral or ethical strength.
  • A description of a person's attributes, traits, or abilities.
  • A formal written statement as to competency and dependability, given by an employer to a former employee; a recommendation.
  • Public estimation of someone; reputation: personal attacks that damaged her character.
  • Status or role; capacity: in his character as the father.
  • A notable or well-known person; a personage.
  • A person, especially one who is peculiar or eccentric: a shady character; catcalls from some character in the back row.
  • A person portrayed in an artistic piece, such as a drama or novel.
  • Characterization in fiction or drama: a script that is weak in plot but strong in character.
  • A mark or symbol used in a writing system.
  • Computer Science One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.
  • Computer Science The numerical code representing such a character.
  • A style of printing or writing.
  • A symbol used in secret writing; a cipher or code.
  • Of or relating to one's character.
  • Specializing in the interpretation of often minor roles that emphasize fixed personality traits or specific physical characteristics: a character actor.
  • Of or relating to the interpretation of such roles by an actor: the character part of the hero's devoted mother.
  • Dedicated to the portrayal of a person with regard to distinguishing psychological or physical features: a character sketch.
  • Law Of or relating to a person who gives testimony as to the moral and ethical reputation or behavior of one engaged in a lawsuit: a character witness.
  • Archaic To write, print, engrave, or inscribe.
  • Archaic To portray or describe.
  • in character Consistent with someone's general character or behavior: behavior that was totally in character.