GENETICS See Trait
(1) A symbol that requires one byte of storage, which includes all the ASCII and extended ASCII characters, including the space character.
(2) A unit of information that corresponds to a grapheme, grapheme-like unit, or symbol–e.g., in an alphabet or syllabary in the written form of a natural language.
The sum of a person’s relatively fixed personality traits and habitual modes of response.
Reference Talbot et al, Textbook Psychiatry, 1988
An Americanism for a colourful person, as in, Uncle Bob is a real character.