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trait


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trait  \Trait\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  tractus  fr  trahere  to  draw.  See 
  {Trace},  v.,  and  cf  {Tract}  a  region,  {Trace}  a  strap, 
  {Tret}.] 
  1.  A  stroke;  a  touch. 
 
  By  this  single  trait  Homer  makes  an  essential 
  difference  between  the  Iliad  and  Odyssey.  --Broome. 
 
  2.  A  distinguishing  or  marked  feature;  a  peculiarity;  as  a 
  trait  of  character. 
 
  Note:  Formerly  pronounced  tr[=a],  as  in  French,  and  still  so 
  pronounced  to  some  extent  in  England. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trait 
  n  :  a  distinguishing  feature  of  one's  personal  nature 




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