Definition of trait in English:


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Pronunciation: /treɪt
, treɪ



mid 16th century: from French, from Latin tractus 'drawing, draught' (see tract1). 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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