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Etymology

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).

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Noun

Singular
character

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character ({{{1}}})
  1. A being involved in the action of a story.
  2. A written or printed symbol, or letter
  3. A distinguishing feature; characteristic; A complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person or a group.
  4. A moral strength.
    "You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."
  5. A person with many notable or eccentric features.
  6. (mathematics) A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.
  7. (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.

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