From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A being involved in the action of a story, see fictional character.
- A written or printed symbol, or letter
- A distinguishing feature; characteristic; A complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person or a group, see character structure.
- A moral strength.
- "You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds character."
- A person with many notable or eccentric features.
From Middle English caracter, from Old French caractere, from Latin character, from Ancient Greek χαρακτήρ (kharaktēr, “type, nature, character”) from χαράσσω (kharassō, “I engrave”).
- Stock character
- Fictional character
- Character sketch
- Human behavior
- Moral character
- The Characters by Greek philosopher Theophrastus
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