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character

noun  us   /ˈkær·ək·tər/

character noun (QUALITY)

[C/U] the particular combination of things about a person or place, esp. things you cannot see, that make that person or place different from others: [C] The idea was to modernize the house without changing its homey character. [C/U] Character is often used in a positive way to mean qualities that are interesting and unusual: [U] It’s a theater with a lot of character.

character noun (PERSON)

literature [C] a person represented in a movie, play, or story: The story revolves around three main characters. [C] A character is also a person, esp. with reference to a particular quality that the person has: There were one or two suspicious-looking characters hanging around.

character noun (MARK)

grammar [C] a letter, number, or other mark or sign used in writing or printing, or the space one of these takes: This computer screen is 66 characters wide.
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