Trait : Definition

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Definitions of Trait

Pronunciation : Trait
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F., fr. L. tractus, fr. trahere to draw. See Trace, v., and cf. Tract a region, Trace a strap, Tret.]
Definition : 1. A stroke; a touch. By this single trait Homer makes an essential difference between the Iliad and Odyssey. Broome.

2. A distinguishing or marked feature; a peculiarity; as, a trait of character.

Note: Formerly pronounced tra, as in French, and still so pronounced to some extent in England.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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