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 for character
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play
           or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
           [syn: fictional character, fictitious character,
      2: 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" [syn:
         quality, character, lineament]
      3: 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 [syn:
         character, fiber, fibre]
      4: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the
         part of Desdemona" [syn: character, role, theatrical
         role, part, persona]
      5: 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"
         [syn: character, eccentric, type, case]
      6: good repute; "he is a man of character"
      7: 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" [syn: character, reference,
         character reference]
      8: a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek
         alphabet has 24 characters" [syn: character, grapheme,
         graphic symbol]
      9: (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is
         determined by a gene or group of genes
      v 1: engrave or inscribe characters on

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