Definition of character:
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
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"
the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
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"
good repute; "he is a man of character"
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"
a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
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