• A being involved in the action of a story.
  • A distinguishing feature; characteristic; trait; phene.
  • A complex of traits marking a person, group, breed, or type.
  • Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; moral strength.
  • A unique or extraordinary individual; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits, especially charisma.
  • A written or printed symbol, or letter.
  • Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the particular form of letters used by a person or people.
  • A secret cipher; a way of writing in code.
  • One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character.
  • A person or individual, especially one who is unknown or raises suspicions.
  • A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.
  • Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty.
  • The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation.
  • A reference given to a servant, attesting to their behaviour, competence, etc.
  • Personal appearance.



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  • From Middle English caracter, from Old French caractere, from Latin character, from Ancient Greek χαρακτήρ ("type, nature, character"), from χαράσσω, either from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- or of Pre-Greek origin. charakter.

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