trait: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (trātBrit. alsotrā), [key]
— n.
  1. a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one's personal nature: bad traits of character.
  2. a pen or pencil stroke.
  3. a stroke, touch, or strain, as of some quality: a trait of pathos; a trait of ready wit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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