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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A letter or character.
  • n. A magical symbol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A distinctive mark; a character; a letter or sign. [Obs.] See character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A character; a distinctive mark.
  • n. A magical sign or emblem.


From Old French characte, from Latin *characta, from Ancient Greek χαρακτός (kharaktos). (Wiktionary)



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