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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  character
  
      A letter of some alphabet (either upper case or
     lower case), a digit, a punctuation or other symbol or a
     control character.  In a computer, a character is
     represented as an integer.  What character is represented by
     what integer is determined by the current character set.
     For example, in the ASCII character set, "A" is 65.  These
     integers are then stored as a sequence of bytes according to
     a character encoding.
  
     The character set and encoding is usually implicit in the
     environment in which the character is being interpreted but it
     may be specified explicitly, e.g. to convert input to some
     standard internal representation.
  
     A sequence of characters is a (character) string.
  
     Compare with glyph.
  
     (1998-10-18)
  

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