Noun Definition

character

1.Definition: (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):quality, lineament

Category: General

3.Definition: 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 too often answered evasively"

Related Noun(s):reference

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):type, case, eccentric

Category: People

5.Definition: a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"The Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Related Noun(s):grapheme, graph

Category: General

6.Definition: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Related Noun(s):part, persona, role

Category: General

7.Definition: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

"She is the main character in the novel"

Related Noun(s):fictional character, fictitious character

Category: People

8.Definition: good repute

"He is a man of character"

Category: General

9.Definition: the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

"Education has for its object the formation of character"

Related Noun(s):fibre, fiber

Category: General