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character

  

      n  
1    the combination of traits and qualities distinguishing the individual nature of a person or thing  
2    one such distinguishing quality; characteristic  
3    moral force; integrity  
a man of character     
4   
a    reputation, esp. a good reputation  
b    (as modifier)  
character assassination     
5    a summary or account of a person's qualities and achievements; testimonial  
my last employer gave me a good character     
6    capacity, position, or status  
he spoke in the character of a friend rather than a father     
7    a person represented in a play, film, story, etc.; role  
8    an outstanding person  
one of the great characters of the century     
9    Informal   an odd, eccentric, or unusual person  
he's quite a character     
10       an informal word for       person  
a shady character     
11    a symbol used in a writing system, such as a letter of the alphabet  
12      (Also called)    sort     (Printing)   any single letter, numeral, punctuation mark, or symbol cast as a type  
13      (Computing)   any letter, numeral, etc., which is a unit of information and can be represented uniquely by a binary pattern  
14    a style of writing or printing  
15      (Genetics)   any structure, function, attribute, etc., in an organism that is determined by a gene or group of genes  
16    a short prose sketch of a distinctive type of person, usually representing a vice or virtue  
17    in (or out of) character   typical (or not typical) of the apparent character of a person or thing  
      vb   tr  
18    to write, print, inscribe, or engrave  
19    Rare   to portray or represent  
     (C14: from Latin: distinguishing mark, from Greek kharakter engraver's tool, from kharassein to engrave, stamp)  
  characterful      adj  
  characterless      adj  


character actor  
      n   an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters  
character armour  
      n     (Psychol)   the defence an individual exhibits to others and to himself to disguise his underlying weaknesses: a term coined by William Reich  
character assassination  
      n   the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person's reputation by defamatory remarks  
character code  
      n     (Computing)   a machine-readable code that identifies a specified character or a set of such codes  
character recognition  
      n     (Computing)   a magnetic or optical process used to detect the shape of individual characters printed or written on paper  
character sketch  
      n   a brief description or portrayal of a person's character, qualities, etc.  
character type  
      n     (Psychol)   a cluster of personality traits commonly occurring together in an individual  
magnetic character reader  
      n   a device that automatically scans and interprets characters printed with magnetic ink. It operates by the process of magnetic character recognition  
magnetic ink character recognition  
      n   the process of reading characters printed in magnetic ink,   (Abbrev.)    MICR  
optical character reader  
      n   a computer peripheral device enabling letters, numbers, or other characters usually printed on paper to be optically scanned and input to a storage device, such as magnetic tape. The device uses the process of optical character recognition,   (Abbrev. (for both reader and recognition))    OCR  
pi character  
      n     (Printing)   any special character, such as an accent or mathematical symbol, which is not normally obtained in a standard type fount  
space character  
      n     (Computing)   a keyed space in text or data  
unit character  
      n     (Genetics)   a character inherited as a single unit and dependent on a single gene  
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