character

  • 1 Character — • A consideration of the term as it is used in psychology and ethics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Character     Character     † …

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  • 2 Character — Char ac*ter, n. [L., an instrument for marking, character, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make sharp, to cut into furrows, to engrave: cf. F. caract[ e]re.] [1913 Webster] 1. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol. [1913 Webster] It were much to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Character — Character(s) may refer to: Contents 1 Art and entertainment 2 Mathematics, science and technology 3 Symbols 4 Other …

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  • 4 Character — Студий …

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  • 5 character — Fowler (1926) argued that character should not be used (1) as an alternative to forming abstract nouns in ness, ity, etc., e.g. • Every housing site has its own unique character Country Life, 1972 [instead of uniqueness or…is unique], and (2) in… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 character — [kar′ək tər, kar′iktər] n. [ME carecter < OFr caractère < L character, an engraving instrument < Gr charaktēr < charassein, to engrave < charax, pointed stake] 1. a distinctive mark 2. a) any letter, figure, or symbol used in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 character — [n1] individuality appearance, aspect, attribute, badge, bent, caliber, cast, complex, complexion, constitution, crasis, disposition, emotions, estimation, ethos, frame, frame of mind, genius, grain, habit, humor, kind, makeup, mettle, mood,… …

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  • 8 character — I (an individual) noun being, body, figure, human, human being, man, mortal, party, person, personage, personality, self determined being, somebody, someone II (personal quality) noun animus, aspects, attribute, bent, characteristic mood,… …

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  • 9 Character — (engl.: „Charakter“ oder „Schriftzeichen“) steht für: Char (Datentyp), einen Datentyp in der Informationstechnologie Character (Album), ein Album der Metalband Dark Tranquillity Character indelebilis, untilgbares Merkmal, Begriff aus der… …

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  • 10 character — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. caractere (13c., Mod.Fr. caractère), from L. character, from Gk. kharakter engraved mark, also symbol or imprint on the soul, from kharassein to engrave, from kharax pointed stake, from PIE root *gher to scrape,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 character — n 1 Character, symbol, sign, mark are comparable in the specific sense of an arbitrary or conventional device that is used in writing and in printing, but is neither a word nor a phrase nor a picture. Character suggests the distinctive form or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 Character — Char ac*ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Charactered}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engrave; to inscribe. [R.] [1913 Webster] These trees shall be my books. And in their barks my thoughts I ll character. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To distinguish by particular… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 character — character. См. признак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 14 Character — Character, s. Charakter …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 character — ► NOUN 1) the qualities distinctive to an individual. 2) the distinctive nature of something. 3) a person in a novel, play, or film. 4) a part played by an actor. 5) a printed or written letter or symbol. 6) strength and originality in a person s …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 character — noun 1 person s nature/person with a particular nature ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, exemplary, good, impeccable ▪ generous, gentle, likeable, lovable, popular …

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  • 17 character — n. personality behavior 1) to form, mold one s character 2) to epitomize; reflect smb. s character 3) one s moral; true character 4) a bad, disreputable; firm, strong; excellent, fine, good; impeccable, stainless; lovable; national; upright; weak …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 character — char|ac|ter W1S1 [ˈkærıktə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(all somebody s qualities)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(qualities of something)¦ 4¦(moral strength)¦ 5¦(interesting quality)¦ 6¦(reputation)¦ 7¦(letter/sign)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin:… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 character — [[t]kæ̱rɪktə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ characters 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places. Perhaps there is a negative side to his character that… …

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  • 20 character — characterless, adj. /kar ik teuhr/, n. 1. the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. 2. one such feature or trait; characteristic. 3. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character …

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