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English definition of “hallmark”

hallmark

noun [C]     /ˈhɔːlmɑːk/
OFFICIAL an official mark that is put on something made of silver or gold to prove that it is real Metals 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
(Definition of hallmark noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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