- A symbol that corresponds to a key on the keyboard. A character can be a letter, a number, punctuation, or a special symbol and is usually stored as a single byte. A collection of related characters is known as a character set, and the most common character set on PC systems is the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII). Some larger IBM systems still use Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC). In an attempt to rationalize the many international character sets in use these days, some systems use more than one byte to store a character.
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Character — • A consideration of the term as it is used in psychology and ethics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Character Character † … Catholic encyclopedia
Character — Char ac*ter, n. [L., an instrument for marking, character, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make sharp, to cut into furrows, to engrave: cf. F. caract[ e]re.] [1913 Webster] 1. A distinctive mark; a letter, figure, or symbol. [1913 Webster] It were much to be… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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character — Fowler (1926) argued that character should not be used (1) as an alternative to forming abstract nouns in ness, ity, etc., e.g. • Every housing site has its own unique character Country Life, 1972 [instead of uniqueness or…is unique], and (2) in… … Modern English usage
character — [kar′ək tər, kar′iktər] n. [ME carecter < OFr caractère < L character, an engraving instrument < Gr charaktēr < charassein, to engrave < charax, pointed stake] 1. a distinctive mark 2. a) any letter, figure, or symbol used in… … English World dictionary
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character — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. caractere (13c., Mod.Fr. caractère), from L. character, from Gk. kharakter engraved mark, also symbol or imprint on the soul, from kharassein to engrave, from kharax pointed stake, from PIE root *gher to scrape,… … Etymology dictionary
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