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Meaning of “character” - Learner’s Dictionary

character

noun     /ˈkærəktər/
QUALITIES [C, U] B1 the combination of qualities and personality that makes one person or thing different from others: It's not in her character to be jealous (= she would not usually be jealous). It would be very out of character (= not typical) of her to lie. The character of the village has changed since the road was built.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
STORY [C] B1 a person in a book, film, etc: a cartoon characterCasting, roles and scriptsCharacters in literature and film
GOOD QUALITIES [U] B2 qualities that are interesting or unusual: a hotel of characterExceptional qualities, things and peopleExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
PERSON [C] informal a particular kind of person: an unpleasant characterMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
INTERESTING PERSON [C] an interesting or funny person whose behaviour is different from most people's: Your granny's a real character.Exceptional qualities, things and people
WRITING [C] a letter, sign, or number that you use when you are writing or printing: Chinese charactersLetters of alphabetsLettering and alphabetsPrinting and word processing
(Definition of character from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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