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hallmark

noun [C] (CHARACTERISTIC)    /ˈhɔːl.mɑːk/ US  /ˈhɑːl.mɑːrk/
a typical characteristic or feature of a person or thing: Simplicity is a hallmark of this design. This explosion bears/has all the hallmarks of (= is extremely likely to have been) a terrorist attack.Conditions and characteristics
(Definition of hallmark noun (CHARACTERISTIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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