character

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character 

GENETICS See Trait

INFORMATICS

(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.

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_(computing)

PSYCHIATRY

The sum of a person’s relatively fixed personality traits and habitual modes of response. 

Reference Talbot et al, Textbook Psychiatry, 1988

VOX POPULI

An Americanism for a colourful person, as in, Uncle Bob is a real character

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