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trait

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noun \ˈtrāt, British usually ˈtrā\

Simple Definition of trait

  • : a quality that makes one person or thing different from another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trait

  1. 1a :  a stroke of or as if of a pencilb :  touch, trace

  2. 2a :  a distinguishing quality (as of personal character) <curiosity is one of her notable traits>b :  an inherited characteristic

Examples of trait in a sentence

  1. This dog breed has a number of desirable traits.

  2. <honesty is one of her defining traits>



Origin of trait

Middle French, literally, act of drawing, from Latin tractus — more at tract


First Known Use: 1589

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TRAIT Defined for Kids

trait

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noun \ˈtrāt\

Definition of trait for Students

  1. :  a quality that makes one person, animal, or thing different from another




Medical Dictionary

trait

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noun \ˈtrāt, British usually ˈtrā\

Medical Definition of trait

  1. :  an inherited characteristic





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