• (RP) IPA: /ˈfiːtʃə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfitʃɚ/

feature (plural features)

  1. (obsolete) One's structure or make-up: form, shape, bodily proportions.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
      all the powres of nature, / Which she by art could vse vnto her will, / And to her seruice bind each liuing creature; / Through secret vnderstanding of their feature.
  2. An important or main item.
  3. (media) A long, prominent article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.
  4. Any of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.).
  5. (computing) A beneficial capability of a piece of software.
  6. The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic.
    one of the features of the landscape
  7. (archaeology) Something discerned from physical evidence that helps define, identify, characterize, and interpret an archeological site.
    • A feature of many Central Texas prehistoric archeological sites is a low spreading pile of stones called a rock midden. Other features at these sites may include small hearths.
  8. (engineering) Characteristic forms or shapes of parts. For example, a hole, boss, slot, cut, chamfer, or fillet.
  9. (statistics, machine learning) An individual measurable property or characteristic of a phenomenon being observed.
  10. (music) The act of being featured in a piece of music.
  11. (linguistics) The elements into which linguistic units can be broken down.
    hypo en
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feature (features, present participle featuring; past and past participle featured)

  1. (transitive) To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.
  2. (transitive) To star, to contain.
  3. (intransitive) To appear, to make an appearance.
  4. (transitive, dated) To have features resembling.
    • Sunday. Reading for the Young (page 219)
      More than his talents, Roger grudged him his looks, the brown eyes, golden hair, and oval face, which made people say how Johnny Weir featured his mother.
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