• enPR: trāt, IPA: /tɹeɪt/
  • (traditional British pronunciation, now virtually obsolete) enPR: trā, IPA: /tɹeɪ/

trait (plural traits)

  1. (biology, psychology) An identifying characteristic, habit or trend.
    Synonyms: characteristic
    • 2003, Robert S. Siegler, Judy S. DeLoache, Nancy Eisenberg, How Children Develop, Macmillan (ISBN 9781572592490), page 89:
      Turning to our second trait, if you have straight hair, then both of your parents must carry an allele for this trait.
    The number one personality trait I hate is hypocrisy. Why can't you be consistent!?
  2. (object-oriented) An uninstantiable collection of methods that provides functionality to a class by using the class’s own interface.
    cot en
    Traits are somewhat between an interface and a mixin.

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