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feature

noun [C]  /ˈfi·tʃər/ us  

feature noun [C] (CHARACTERISTIC)

a noticeable or important characteristic or part: This car has excellent safety features. She has fine, delicate features (= parts of the face).

feature noun [C] (NEWSPAPER/TELEVISION)

(in newspapers and magazines or on television) a special or important article or program, esp. one that gives details about something that is not part of the main news: They're running a three-part feature on the city's child welfare agency. A feature is also the main movie shown in a movie program.

feature

verb [T]  /ˈfi·tʃər/ us  

feature verb [T] (SHOW)

to show or advertise someone or something as the most important or most obvious part: Tonight’s program features some outstanding performers.
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