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noun [C]    /pərˈsoʊ·nə/ (plural personas or personae  /pərˈsoʊ·ni/)
the particular type of character that a person seems to have, which is often different from the real or private character that person has: the senator’s public persona literature A persona is also the voice in which an author writes a story or poem
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