Definition of Trait

1. Noun. A distinguishing feature of your personal nature.




Definition of Trait

1. n. A stroke; a touch.

Definition of Trait

1. Noun. an identifying characteristic, habit or trend ¹

2. Noun. (computing programming) In object-oriented programming, an uninstantiable collection of methods that provides functionality to a class by using the class’s own interface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trait

1. a distinguishing characteristic [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trait

1. A qualitative characteristic; a discrete attribute as contrasted with metrical character. A trait is amenable to segregation rather than quantitative analysis; it is an attribute of phenotype, not of genotype. Origin: Fr. From L. Tractus, a drawing out, extension (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trait

trainsickness
trainspotter
trainspotterish
trainspotters
trainspotting
trainway
trainways
trainwheel rhythm
trainwreck
trainwrecks
trainy
traipse
traipsed
traipses
traipsing
trait (current term)
traiteur
traitor
traitored
traitoress
traitoresses
traitories
traitoring
traitorlike
traitorly
traitorous
traitorously
traitorousness
traitors
traitory

Literary usage of Trait

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This condition necessitates a geographical classification for culture trait complexes as the initial task. From this as the point of departure, ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"This trait furthermore betrays a kind of feeling of one's own value, ... For this reason the scrutinizing trait is also often the expression of arrogance ..."

3. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1910)
"a multiple of the variability of twelve-year-old boys in trait B and so on, the ratios become commensurate. Suppose the variabilities of twelve-year-old ..."

4. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1910)
"a multiple of the variability of twelve-year-old boys in trait B and so on, the ratios become commensurate. Suppose the variabilities of twelve-year-old ..."

5. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"It is not included in Cushing's chart, but probably derives the trait from the ... This trait behaves as a Mendelian dominant. Whenever the trait does not ..."

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