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1A distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person.‘he was a letter-of-the-law man, a common trait among coaches’
characteristic, attribute, feature, quality, essential quality, property, distinction, idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, quirk, foible, singularity, oddity, eccentricity, abnormality, mark, trademark, hallmark, earmarkmannerism, way, trick, habit, custom, tendencylineamentView synonyms
- ‘He re-read his father's autobiography and realised they shared many character traits.’
- ‘Also, at least in maturity, people seem to have relatively stable character traits.’
- ‘The distinction being that personality traits dictate how people use and abuse drugs.’
- ‘A character trait shared by many program managers is a belief they will complete their project on schedule within budget.’
- ‘This is not a common trait in oncologists, or other doctors who deal with death on a daily basis.’
- ‘There will always be some distinct personality trait that will set them apart from one another.’
- ‘Lying is one of the most human of traits that really distinguishes us from the rest of the animal world.’
- ‘Completely inhabiting his character's traits and quirks, he is tailor made for the role.’
- ‘One of her brother's more admirable personality traits was his general lack of prejudice.’
- ‘The F, or femininity, scale measures socially desirable personality traits perceived to be stereotypically characteristic of women.’
- ‘Humility is the finest of all virtues and is the source of all admirable character traits.’
- ‘A recognised trait among gamblers is that you are likely to spend more when you are not physically handing over money.’
- ‘In talking with the many men, she had come to distinguish similar traits in all of them.’
- ‘Absorption is a personality trait associated with fantasy proneness, vivid imagery and so forth.’
- ‘It could take you years to really know a city, but you can pick up on its character traits in about an hour.’
- ‘There were no differences between groups in their self-reported worry and trait anxiety.’
- ‘It must be common trait among women, being better at cooking once you're married.’
- ‘But they all share a common trait - frustration at the obstacles put in the way of progress.’
- ‘Insomnia is also a common trait of anyone who uses computers for more than a few hours a day.’
- ‘It may seem facile, but teams do reflect the traits and characteristics of their coaches.’
- 1.1 A genetically determined characteristic.
- ‘Repeatability of evolution of quantitative traits is influenced by the genetic substrate for selection and genetic correlations among traits.’
- ‘In the latter case, the male and female traits may drift along the line of equilibria.’
- ‘Studies of genetic variation of morphological traits in natural populations of mammals are essential to understanding their evolution.’
- ‘The most common traits created in GM crops are herbicide tolerance or insect resistance.’
- ‘To be honest it's an eye opener, and the definite implication is that we can't help acting upon our genetic traits.’
- ‘They have lived on, the recessive traits in our genetic coding, and they have emerged in us.’
- ‘An underlying factor may be any measurable value, continuous or discrete, that influences the phenotypic traits of interest.’
- ‘These parameters could be considered as quantitative traits and characterize a genotype.’
- ‘For example, a child may inherit certain traits from his parents such as height.’
- ‘They say the teachers were simply trying to teach genetics and family traits.’
- ‘The relationships between the genetic variability of complex agronomic traits and traits for these two enzymes are discussed.’
- ‘Body mass is one of the most common sexually selected male traits among animal taxa.’
- ‘In fact IQ is a great example of a trait that is highly heritable but not genetically determined.’
- ‘This suggests that these traits are genetically controlled depending on the growth stages of leaves.’
- ‘Here we identify three reproductive strategies of adult male grackles and the phenotypic traits associated with each strategy.’
- ‘Furthermore, by inbreeding his livestock he fixed and exaggerated those traits he felt to be desirable.’
- ‘Most of her seeds are chosen because of the parents' hardy traits, so the genetic base of the garden is superb.’
- ‘The people who emerged from this genetic bottleneck had traits never before seen in human beings.’
- ‘Nevertheless, dispersal can interact with other traits in determining plant fitness.’
Mid 16th century: from French, from Latin tractus drawing, pulling (see tract). An early sense was stroke of the pen or pencil in a picture giving rise to the sense a particular feature of mind or character (mid 18th century).
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