American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character. See Synonyms at quality.
- n. A genetically determined characteristic or condition: a recessive trait.
- n. A stroke with or as if with a pencil.
- n. A slight degree or amount, as of a quality; a touch or trace: a sermon with a trait of humor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stroke; a touch.
- n. A distinguishing or peculiar feature; a peculiarity: as, a trait of character.
- n. an identifying characteristic, habit or trend
- n. computing, programming In object-oriented programming, an uninstantiable collection of methods that provides functionality to a class by using the class’s own interface.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stroke; a touch.
- n. A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity.
- n. a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
- From Middle French, from Latin tractus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, shot, from Old French, something drawn, shot, from Latin tractus, a drawing out, line; see tract1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Blue-red fingernails, I noticed, even as I was wondering about the word trait.”
“We learn right away that Bella’s main trait is clumsiness, which is used more as a plot device rather than a personality quirk.”
“Of all of these characteristics, Bilbo's strongest trait is "his humanity; he is empathetic with a big heart and generous spirit.”
“But what kind of American trait is claiming victimhood, especially when so many have so much?”
“If a trait is inheritable today, can we not assume it was inheritable in the past?”
“The other "formularic alpha male" trait is the "deep seated pain" they carry due to a tragedy in thier lives.”
“Perhaps he learned his lesson, but another unusual cat trait is that they never do seem to learn caution.”
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“Your readers haveprobablyread aboutheroes with any given positive trait, particularly if the trait is commonly associated with a protagonist in your type of book.”
“Personally, I feel that the single most important trait is publishing experience, particularly publishing experience related to your field.”
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