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From Old French caractère, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] character, from Ancient Greek χαρακτήρ (kharaktēr), “‘type, nature, character’”) from χαράσσω (kharassō), “‘I engrave’”).
- A being involved in the action of a story.
- A written or printed symbol, or letter
- A distinguishing feature; characteristic; A complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person or a group.
- A moral strength.
- "You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."
- A person with many notable or eccentric features.
- (mathematics) A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.
- (computing) One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character. Synonymous with byte in some environments.
- characterise, characterize
- characterisation, characterization
- character actor
- Chinese character
- in character
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