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hallmark

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhɔːlmɑːk/
OFFICIAL an official mark that is put on something made of silver or gold to prove that it is realMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsSigns, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
TYPICAL a quality or method that is typical of a particular type of person or thing: Simplicity is a hallmark of his design.Conditions and characteristics
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