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1. A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character. See Synonyms at quality.
2. A genetically determined characteristic or condition: a recessive trait.
3. Archaic A short line or mark made with a writing or drawing implement.
[French, pull, stroke, line, feature, from Old French, from Latin tractus, a drawing out, line; see tract1.]
1. a characteristic feature or quality distinguishing a particular person or thing
2. rare a touch or stroke
[C16: from French, from Old French: a pulling, from Latin tractus, from trahere to drag]
trait(treɪt; Brit. also treɪ)
1. a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one's personal nature: bad traits.
2. an inherited feature or characteristic: a recessive trait.
3. a pencil stroke.
4. a touch or trace.
[1470–80; < Middle French: literally, something drawn < Latin tractus. See tract1]
A characteristic or condition that is determined by one's genes. The color of an animal's coat and the shape of a plant's leaves are physical traits. Nesting in birds and burrowing in rodents are examples of behavioral traits.
trait- A stroke of a pen or pencil.
See also related terms for pen.
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|Noun||1.||trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature|
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
character, fibre, fiber - the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
nature - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
serious-mindedness, earnestness, seriousness, sincerity - the trait of being serious; "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative
uncommunicativeness - the trait of being uncommunicative
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
inattentiveness - the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
individualism, individuality, individuation - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, egoism - concern for your own interests and welfare
drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
discipline - the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops"
pride - the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards
humility, humbleness - a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride; "not everyone regards humility as a virtue"
sound judgement, sound judgment, perspicacity, judgement, judgment - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
trustfulness, trustingness, trust - the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
cleanliness - diligence in keeping clean
uncleanliness - lack of cleanly habits
صِفَه، ميزَه، خاصِّيَّه
trait[treɪt] N → rasgo m
trait[ˈtreɪt] n → trait m
a particular quality of a person's character. Patience is one of his good traits. karaktertrek صِفَه، ميزَه، خاصِّيَّه отличителна черта traço rys der Charakterzug træk χαρακτηριστικό, γνώρισμαrasgo, característica iseloomujoon خصلت piirre traitתכונה विशेषता značajka, obilježje (jellemző) vonás watak einkenni caratteristica 特性 특징 bruožas īpašība; iezīme sifat karaktereigenschaptrekk, karakteregenskapcecha خصلت traço trăsătură (de caracter) характерная черта črta, vlastnosť poteza crta karaktera drag คุณสมบัติ nitelik, özellik 特徵，特點，性格 характерна риса, особливість فطرت، امتيازي وصف nét tiêu biểu 品质，性格
n. rasgo o característica;
acquired ___ → ___ adquirido;
inherited ___ → ___ heredado.