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trait / trāt/ • n. a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person: he was a letter-of-the-law man, a common trait among coaches. ∎  a genetically determined characteristic. ORIGIN: mid 16th cent.: from French, from Latin tractus ‘drawing, pulling’ (see tract1 ). An early sense was ‘stroke of the pen or pencil in a picture,’ giving rise to the sense ‘a particular feature of mind or character’ (mid 18th cent.).

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trait †stroke XVI; feature, characteristic XVIII. — F. :- L. tractus drawing, draught (see TRACT2).

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trait Any detectable phenotypic property of an organism; a character.

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trait Any detectable phenotypic property of an organism; a character.

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trait Any detectable phenotypic property of an organism; a character.

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trait

trait See PERSONALITY.

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