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Dictionary definition for: Character

1. (n) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story) "she is the main character in the novel"

2. (v) engrave or inscribe characters on

3. (n) a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own" "the radical character of our demands"

4. (n) the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer

5. (n) an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

6. (n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) "a real character" "a strange character" "a friendly eccentric" "the capable type" "a mental case"

7. (n) good repute; "he is a man of character"

8. (n) a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person''s qualifications and dependability; "requests for character references are all to often answered evasively"

9. (n) a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

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