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  1. trait
    IPA[trāt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person:

      he was a letter-of-the-law man, a common trait among coaches
    • 2. a genetically determined characteristic:

      breeders were installing some trait that allowed the crop to thrive
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: trait, plural noun: traits

    • noun

      a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person:

      a genetically determined characteristic:

    • noun

      a relatively mild condition caused by the presence of a single gene for sickle cell anemia, producing a smaller amount of abnormal hemoglobin and conferring some resistance to malaria.
    • noun

      a relatively mild condition caused by the presence of a single gene for sickle-cell anaemia, producing a smaller amount of abnormal haemoglobin and conferring some resistance to malaria.
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