meaning of character

1. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol.
Style of writing or printing; handwriting; the peculiar form of letters used by a particular person or people; as, an inscription in the Runic character.
The peculiar quality, or the sum of qualities, by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others; the stamp impressed by nature, education, or habit; that which a person or thing really is; nature; disposition.
Strength of mind; resolution; independence; individuality; as, he has a great deal of character.
Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.
Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his character as a magistrate; her character as a daughter.
The estimate, individual or general, put upon a person or thing; reputation; as, a mans character for truth and veracity; to give one a bad character.
A written statement as to behavior, competency, etc. , given to a servant.
A unique or extraordinary individuality; a person characterized by peculiar or notable traits; a person who illustrates certain phases of character; as, Randolph was a character; Caesar is a great historical character.
One of the persons of a drama or novel.
To engrave; to inscribe.
To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.
character An atom in a character repertoire. Compare with glyph.
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

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