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English definition of “character”

character

noun [C] (MARK)    /ˈkær.ɪk.tər/ US  /ˈker.ɪk.tɚ/
C1 a letter, number, or other mark or sign used in writing or printing, or the space one of these takes: a string of characters (= a line of marks) The address was written in Chinese/Japanese characters (= systems of writing). The computer screen on this laptop is 66 characters (= spaces) wide.Lettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets
(Definition of character noun (MARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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